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®: Pappardelle alla Boscaiola (Mushrooms)

So herein lies the difference between Italy and America: Paul Bunyan. In America, Paul Bunyan is the fabled lumberjack of yore. He and his blue ox weathered many a severe winter and fearsome critter, but he still managed to cut... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Crespelle al Radicchio

How radicchulous! How little we know about radicchio, that is. Simply radicchulous. I've always favored bitter to sweet, hence my penchant for espresso and dark chocolate. So naturally, I gravitate to radicchio which is a... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Fettuccine alla Papalina (Prosciutto and Egg)

Legend has it that this dish was originally made in Rome for Pope Pius XII, and thus named for his little "papalina" (skullcap). Nothing against Pius, but this little papalina is for Francis. Why? Well, these days he seems to... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Ravioli di Mozzarella

I've just completed a groundbreaking, decades-long scientific study, double-blind, placebo-controlled, and peer reviewed. The irrefutable results are in. Look for me on the front page of the New York Times. In my study, I... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Penne Strascicate (Meat Sauce)

What a drag, man. What a drag. I use this expression a lot, as if I'm living in 1973. This week, I got stuck on a winding road behind a slow-moving Prius driver talking on a cell phone. "What a drag," I thought.  And then a day... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Lasagna di Zucchine e Mozzarella in Bianco

I've just had two more friends tell me that they've sworn off pasta for good. Bah humbug! So here's a little diet advice for all the ladies out there from Sophia Loren, via Ed Garrubbo. She's now 80 and looks great, so I'm... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Farfalle all’Arrabbiata (Spicy Tomato Sauce)

Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee. I’ve been waiting to use this quote for about a year, ever since seeing the Muhammad Ali biopic, even though, as far as I know, he has absolutely no connection to either... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Pennette con le Olive Nere e Pecorino (Black Olives)

A news article on aquaphobia (fear of water) recently caught the eye of my daughter Veronica. She can't relate; she's a fish. But she knows me, and suggested that I somehow tie phobia into Sunday Pasta. Of course, I told her that... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Fusilli alla Checca (Tomato and Mozzarella)

Once again, I was in an interminable, unnatural, and indecent bind. I did not enjoy the pain. Soft music played in the background as a soft voice commanded me to focus. Yes, this was yoga class. I thought to myself, "But I am... Read More »

The Art and Science of Beautiful Espresso

Espresso is an artisanal drink, intertwined with the maker, requiring skill, patience, and passion. This concept is at odds with modern society, which is why finding authentic Italian espresso is so hard these days. In... Read More »