Meat sauces

Oreecchiette con Salciccia e Piselli Garrubbo Guide

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

Forget about all of these merged-name celebrity couples with huge Twitter followings and no discernible skills.  Back in the day, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardener were the real It couple. Not since Anthony and Cleopatra... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Fettuccine alla Papalina (Prosciutto and Egg)

Legend has it that this dish was originally made in Rome for Pope Pius XII, and thus named for his little "papalina" (skullcap). Nothing against Pius, but this little papalina is for Francis. Why? Well, these days he seems to... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Ragu di Salsiccia in Bianco Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Ragu di Salsiccia in Bianco

My mortadella has a second name, it's  B-o-l-o-g-n-a. I was recently in Bologna, the home of mortadella, and I can assure that the real Mortadella Bologna has very little to do with its American namesake -  bologna, (aka,... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Pappardelle al Prosciutto

When pigs fly!  Yeah, I'll tell you when pigs fly.  Pigs fly every time their hind legs are cured in salt and then aged for 12-24 months in the vicinity of Parma, Italy. Pigs fly every time they are turned into prosciutto. ... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Conchiglie Integrale con Salsiccia e Mozzarella al Forno Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Conchiglie Integrale con Salsiccia e Mozzarella al Forno

Al forno!  I love the sound of those words this time of year.  Even though El Nino is making it feel like springtime, I'm sticking to my guns and will keep the oven on. Global warming ain't gonna  make me eat pasta salad. And... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Risotto al Lenticchie e Salsiccia 2 Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Risotto al Lenticchie e Salsiccia (Lentils and Sausage)

Sausage and lentils go together like Peace and Joy during the holiday season. With pasta, by themselves, or with risotto, they're a popular pair. As for actual Peace and Joy, the world seems to need a little bit more of them this... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Penne al Forno con le Polpettine Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Penne al Forno con le Polpettine (Meatballs)

'Tis the season... which means many a family gathering, which means many a fight and lots of passive aggression (except for me and my perfect family). I recently dined with Jackie the Jokeman (of Howard Stern Show fame). I... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Orecchiette con Radicchio e Salsiccia 2 Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Orecchiette con Radicchio e Salsiccia

I'm a Libra. Luckily, this means that I seek out beauty and balance. Sure, beauty is easy. But balance is hard; I prefer to juggle the extremes rather than rest in the middle. Today's pasta brings out the Libra in me. The... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Fusilli con Piselli e Pancetta Garrubbo Guide

Sunday Pasta®: Fusilli con Piselli e Pancetta (Peas)

I don't like militants. They seem to come in so many nasty shapes and sizes these days. Militant this or militant that. Across the spectrum, so many people just want to fight it out. But me? I'm a pastafist. Yes, I believe in... 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 »