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!

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Sunday Pasta®: Gnocchi con Pomodorini e Basilico (Cherry Tomatoes and Basil)

If I were a tomato, I'd be a beefsteak.  A "don't mess with me" tomato. How about you? Cherry tomato? Sweet little grape tomato? Or maybe a sassy Jersey tomato? Then again, I would definitely want to hang with the San Marzano... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Spaghetti con Melanzane Grigliate Ricotta e Pomordorini Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti con Melanzane Grigliate, Ricotta e Pomodorini (Grilled Eggplant)

I like Italian airports. Sure, you can wait an hour for your luggage... but you sure can eat well. There I was, at dreary Malpensa. I had an hour to kill before my flight out of Italy. I needed one last meal. I went to the... Read More »

Sunday Pasta for Risotto alle Zucchine Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta® Risotto alle Zucchine

"You can't have your cake and eat it too." Huh? I don't get it. If I have a cake, I eat it. So this makes no sense to me. I prefer the Italian idiom for the same expression: "Non si puo avere la botte piena, e la moglie... Read More »

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  Little known fact, but Harper Lee actually had a second unpublished manuscript.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

Penne con Zucchini e Pancetta

Sunday Pasta®: Penne con Zucchine e Pancetta

Veni. Vedi. Edi.  I came. I saw. I ate. I opened my freezer this morning and saw it there. A beautiful chunk of pancetta. Aloud, I said, "I need to eat that." Hard to believe, but my body must have been craving salt and... Read More »

Fusilli al Pesto con Pomordorini (cherry tomatoes)

Sunday Pasta®: Fusilli al Pesto con Pomodorini (Cherry Tomatoes)

This is going to be hard to believe, but I was talking to an Italian guy about pasta last week. He sat next to me on an airplane. He's from Milano; his name is Marco. He asked about my favorite pasta. "Hmm, hard to say," I said.... 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 »