About Edwin Garrubbo

Ed Garrubbo has been studying, cooking, searching for, and thinking about la cucina italiana for as long as he can remember. He cooks a wide range of Italian dishes, but loves his pasta most. He visits restaurants, cooking schools, markets, and food artisans across Italy, and wherever Italians practice their craft. He is a member of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina, and is a citizen of both the United States and Italy.

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Sunday Pasta®: Gnocchi con Pomodorini e Basilico (Cherry Tomatoes and Basil)

If I were a tomato, I'd be a beefsteak.  A "don't mess with me" tomato. How about you? Cherry tomato? Sweet little grape tomato? Or maybe a sassy Jersey tomato? Then again, I would definitely want to hang with the San Marzano... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Spaghetti con Melanzane Grigliate Ricotta e Pomordorini Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti con Melanzane Grigliate, Ricotta e Pomodorini (Grilled Eggplant)

I like Italian airports. Sure, you can wait an hour for your luggage... but you sure can eat well. There I was, at dreary Malpensa. I had an hour to kill before my flight out of Italy. I needed one last meal. I went to the... Read More »

Sunday Pasta for Risotto alle Zucchine Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta® Risotto alle Zucchine

"You can't have your cake and eat it too." Huh? I don't get it. If I have a cake, I eat it. So this makes no sense to me. I prefer the Italian idiom for the same expression: "Non si puo avere la botte piena, e la moglie... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Spaghetti con Fiori di Zucca Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti con Fiori di Zucca (Zucchini Blossoms)

I have a confession to make. I stole it. Her attorney leaked it to me.  Little known fact, but Harper Lee actually had a second unpublished manuscript.  She had two working titles: To Kill a Bowl of Pasta, and Go Set a Pot to... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Linguine alle Vongole in Rosso Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Linguine alle Vongole in Rosso (Red Clam Sauce)

I am a creature of habit. A creature of bad habits. But among my less bad habits is my propensity to enjoy spaghetti alle vongole "in bianco." 99.9% of the time, I like spaghetti with clams in a white sauce of clam broth, garlic,... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti alle Fragole (Strawberries)

Wimbledon Schwimbledon. Feast on your eyes on this, the Italian version of strawberries and cream. I first tasted spaghetti with strawberries a dozen years ago at a restaurant near the Vatican in Rome. I remember thinking: 1)... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Penne con Patate e Fagiolini Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Penne con Patate e Fagiolini (Potatoes and Green Beans)

I'll tell you the real winner of the Triple Crown. It wasn’t American Pharaoh; it was Grana Padano. The cheese came from behind for me last week, and passed many of the horses in the pack for best cheese to grate atop this... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Pizzichi con Funghi e Prosciutto Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Pizzichi con Funghi e Prosciutto (Mushrooms)

In Greek Mythology, Narcissus was a hunter, deeply in love with his own beauty.  Nemesis took note of this self-admiration and led him to a pool of water, where he was so taken by his reflection that he drowned. Sure, most... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Fusilli con Tonno e Pomodorini (Tuna and Cherry Tomatoes)

I don’t want to come off sounding like one of those nut jobs ranting on about how processed food, genetically modified food, and fast food are slowly killing America. Well actually, I do. Call me a communist, or a socialist, or... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Malloreddus con Melanzane Mozzarella e Pomodoro Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Malloreddus con Melanzane, Mozzarella, e Pomodoro (Eggplant)

The Memorial Day barbeque just wouldn't be the same without malloreddus. I mean, what red-blooded American patriot wouldn't start off their family cookout with this Sardinian gnocchi treat? Like any other holiday, the meal... Read More »