Pasta Recipes

Pasta on Sunday is a tradition enjoyed by Italians around the world. Family and friends gather together to share their traditional or try new ones. In order to preserve this unifying and magical tradition, The Garrubbo Guide is proud to publish our weekly features Sunday Pasta® recipe. In addition to the authentic pasta recipe, we provide historical background and our accompanying wine recommendation. Buon Appetito!

Sunday Pasta Pappardelle al Cacao con Ragu di Maiale Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Pappardelle al Cacao con Ragu di Maiale (Chocolate with Pork Rib)

The word probably comes from a combination of the Mayan chocol and the Axtec word cacahuatl.  The Spanish conquistadors didn't like the idea of drinking a warm brown beverage that sounded like caca, so they had the good sense to... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Ravioli con Crema do Pistachhio -The Rana Challenge - The Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Ravioli con Crema di Pistacchio – The Rana Ravioli Challenge

Eat Ravioli. Stop Hunger! (And I don’t mean your piddly stomach rumblings.) To help celebrate National Ravioli Day, March 20th, and more importantly, to combat hunger, please join us in promoting the... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Risotto al Barolo Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Risotto al Barolo

I'm not stupid you know. I know that this blog is called Sunday Pasta and that this is a recipe for risotto, which is made with arborio or carnoroli rice, and not pasta. But who's on first, and what's on second you ask, and I say... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Orecchiette con Stracciatella Cheese Part 2 Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Orecchiette con Stracciatella (Cheese)

Who needs Cold War when you can have hot pasta? They say that peace is made around the table. If this is truly the case, then this delicious bowl of orecchiette con straciatella could calm the most restless of peoples. Let’s... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Cennelloni alla Napoletana Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Cannelloni

Dear President Obama, Rudy Giuliani is asking whether you love America. But all I really want to know is whether you love cannelloni. These delicious tubes of pasta, stuffed with mozzarella, ricotta, spinach and/or ground... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Spaghetti all'Arancia (Orange) Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti all’Arancia (Orange)

Orange is the new lemon. That's right, lemon is so last season -- or maybe,  so last year. When I think of lemons, I think of Sorrento, summer, and spaghetti al limone.  When I think of oranges, I think of Sicily, winter,... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Spaghetti con Cavolo di Bruxelles Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti con Cavolini di Bruxelles

"Paging Al Dente. Mr. Al Dente, please call the information desk."  Notice that we're not paging Mr. Al Dante, who is commonly requested, but doesn't exist. But Mr. Al Dente, "Mr. To the Tooth," does indeed exist and is, in... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Lasagna di Broccoli Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Lasagna di Broccoli

Béchamel,  Béchamel  mucho, Como si fuera esta noche la última vez, Béchamel, Béchamel  mucho, Que tengo miedo a perderte, perderte después That’s right, there’s mucho béchamel in this lasagna di broccoli.... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Rotelle con Salsiccia e Panna 640

Sunday Pasta®: Rotelle con Salsiccia e Panna (Sausage and Cream)

The rotelle on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The rotelle on the bus go round and round, all through the town. Rotelle bring out the kid in all of us.   They also  teach us a pasta... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Tagliatelle Nere con Gamberi 640

Sunday Pasta®: Tagliatelle Nere con Gamberi (Squid Ink with Shrimp)

I’m no marine biologist, but allow me to summarize the squid. There are 300 species of squid, which like their cousins the octopus and cuttlefish,  are cephalopods. They have a distinct head, body, 8 arms and two, usually... Read More »