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®: Riccioli al Limone con Gamberi (Lemon and Shrimp)

Napoli (Naples) is spectacular in its natural and architectural beauty, though I have always heard it's a rough place, controlled by the Camorra (their mafia).  Seeing is believing. During my recent trip I was the victim of... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Fusilli con Ricotta di Bufala (Buffalo Ricotta)

"Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam. And the skies are not cloudy all day."  Now, I'm not talking about a little house on the prairie where the buffalo are actually called buffalo.  I'm talking about a home (tastefully... Read More »

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Wine Pairings for Spaghetti con Zucchini

Wine pairings for Spaghetti con Zucchini White: Trebbiano from La Valentina, Masciarelli and Valori Zucchini shows a lot of earthy and herbal notes that subtly exude freshness. Many Italian white wines mimic this flavor... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®:Spaghetti con Zucchini

Why is it that most people can pronounce the word “zucchini” with relative ease but can’t seem to manage a proper “bruschetta?”  Believe me, this is not a mere tomato-tomahto, potato-potahto kind of thing; it’s just... 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 »

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Sunday Pasta®: Farfalle con Salmone (Salmon)

Man cannot live on wienerschnitzel alone. (Nor Riesling for that matter.) Greetings from Vienna. It's beautiful. It's clean. It's safe. Plus, Vladimir Putin is in town on a state visit, and he always brings a festive atmosphere... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Tagliatelle con Ragu Bianco (Meat Sauce)

All eyes are on the World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil, sponsored by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). This is not to be confused with the National Football League (NFL), home to American... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Farfalle con le Fave e Pecorino (Fava Beans)

Come with me and you'll be In a world of pure imagination Take a look and you'll see Into your imagination   If you want to view paradise Simply look around and view it Anything you want to, do it Want to change the... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Farfalle con Barbabietole (Beets)

I think about beets a lot, partially because I love the lyrical sound of the word in Italian: Barbabietole. I can say it over and over again: Bar-ba-bi-e-to-le. Partially because I love the playful sound of the word in Spanish:... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Garganelli con Salciccia e Piselli (Sausage and Peas)

"Stay away from the wine and the women."  I once knew a kid whose father constantly gave him that advice, which was meant to get his son to do nothing but study.  At that time, I didn't even really know what wine and women... Read More »