About Edwin Garrubbo

Ed Garrubbo has been studying, cooking, searching for, and thinking about la cucina italiana for as long as he can remember. Learning from his parents and grandparents, he cooks a wide range of Italian dishes and 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, a cultural institution of the Italian government, and is also an attorney and investor. He is a citizen of both the United States and Italy.

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Sunday Pasta®: Bigoli con Salsa Veneto (Anchovies, Onions)

No, no, no, a visit to the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas does not count as a trip to Venice.  Gondolas and canals aside, there are probably no two places on Earth that are more different. New, clean, fake, and air conditioned, in... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Orecchiette con Peperoni Misti (Mixed Peppers)

It's springtime! And you know what that means: green grass, fresh veggies, lots of purty flowers. And of course, travel soccer... which means that I get to drive an hour each way so that my son can play soccer with kids that live... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Tortellini in Brodo (Broth)

Eureka! So there I was, in Rome, in the kitchen of a great restaurant. I said to the chef, "Chef, are you going to make some fresh pasta?" He looked at me and proudly said, "No, my friend Antonio makes it and delivers it to me... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Lasagna algi Spinaci

Dear Starbucks. Thank you for improving the overall quality of coffee in America. Now please stop! Yes, it was a great idea to bring espresso and cappuccino to the masses, but enough is enough with the made-up Italian words.... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Lasagna algi Spinaci

Wine pairings for Lasagna algi Spinaci Red: Chianti Classico, especially Castell’in Villa, Fontodi and Canalicchio di Sopra. Chianti is all things that food needs: fruit, mouth-watering acid, lightly astringent tannins,... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Pasta Frittata

This week's recipe comes at the behest of my older brother Philip. He is the prototypical first born son, chock full of discipline, duty, faith, and tradition. He has also been blessed with a good set of biceps and a keen sense... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Paccheri Ripieni di Baccala’ Mantecato (Cod)

Any gracious host knows that serving up a good meal is much more enjoyable when you can also ridicule and insult your guests. And cod can help on both fronts. It's a little known fact... but cod, the  ubiquitous white fish... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti alla Puttanesca (Whore’s Style)

This is a difficult subject to broach in any context, but particularly so in a prim and proper family blog such as this, where it would be absolutely gauche to mention Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Elliot Spitzer, or their libertine... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Strozzapreti con Squacquerone, Salciccia e Noci (Cheese, Sausage, Walnuts)

Ciao dall'Italia. First stop Roma, an open air museum, where I strolled around ancient  masterpieces like the Pantheon, and then ate a modern masterpiece called spaghetti alla carbonara.  (Need I say more?) Second stop,... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti con Pomodoro Secchi (Sun-Dried Tomatoes)

As Billy Joel would say, “I’m in a New Amsterdam state of mind.” I love it there, especially in the winter, when most people don’t.  Cold yes, but paradoxically even more friendly than usual.  Of course, it might be... Read More »