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 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  Little known fact, but Harper Lee actually had a second unpublished manuscript.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 »

Sunday Pasta Orecchiette con Spinaci Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Orecchiette con Spinaci (Spinach)

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your orecchiette. And if you lend me your little ears, I will tell you how to prepare them in a most ambitious way. For I am an honorable man. Orecchiette, the ear shaped pasta originally... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Spaghetti al Limone

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti al Limone (Lemon)

Starchitects Brian Bockman and Jack Forbes were recently visiting from New Orleans. There, they design hip Garden District homes and contemplate building a bright future with Brangelina in a thriving post-Katrina city. Here,... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Busiate Integrali con Rapini e Salsiccia Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Busiate Integrali con Rapini e Salsiccia (Broccoli Rabe and Sausage)

You can’t judge a box by its cover. For example, take the Wheaties box of my youth, with a big photo of Bruce Jenner in red, white, and blue short-shorts and wispy hair, urging us to eat The Breakfast of Champions. Who... Read More »