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®: 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 »

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Sunday Pasta®: Paccheri con le Cozze e Fagioli (Mussels and Beans)

They say that civilization is defined by table manners.  And so today we take on one of the greatest threats known to modern civilization. That’s right, I’m talking about the flip-flop.  Let me explain: Flip-flops belong at... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Fettuccine Integrale con Cavolini di Bruxelles e Salsiccia (Brussels Sprouts and Sausage)

The news has been especially distressing and depressing as of late. So, rather than dig in and absorb all of the nastiness, I've decide to retreat into food, where I can dig my head right into the sand -- like an ostrich.... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Risotto all’Astice (Lobster Risotto)

Mmm. Risotto all'Astice, which loosely translates into delicious, excessive, and Italian; three of my favorite things. But why today? Well, I was provoked.  First, just last weekend, the Wall Street Journal declared that... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti all’Amatriciana Leggera (Prosciutto and Cherry Tomatoes)

In Rome last week at Ristorante Caminetto, I could swear that I heard Kate Moss screaming, "I don't care if I become a size 4, just give me more!" Naturally, her agent taped her mouth shut and whisked her away. "What's all the... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Penne alla Polpa di Granchio (Crabmeat)

"Hmm, a five letter word for happiness... money," Mr. Krabs. I'm not saying that I actively seek out Sponge Bob. It's just that I don't look away when my kids are watching it. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I enjoy watching... Read More »

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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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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 »