Meat sauces

Sunday Pasta Pappardelle alla Boscaiola 640

Sunday Pasta®: Pappardelle alla Boscaiola (Mushrooms)

So herein lies the difference between Italy and America: Paul Bunyan. In America, Paul Bunyan is the fabled lumberjack of yore. He and his blue ox weathered many a severe winter and fearsome critter, but he still managed to cut... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Fettuccine alla Papalina 640

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Legend has it that this dish was originally made in Rome for Pope Pius XII, and thus named for his little "papalina" (skullcap).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 Penne Strascicate 640

Sunday Pasta®: Penne Strascicate (Meat Sauce)

What a drag, man. What a drag. I use this expression a lot, as if I'm living in 1973. This week, I got stuck on a winding road behind a slow-moving Prius driver talking on a cell phone. "What a drag," I thought.  And then a day... Read More »

Sunday pasta Fettuccine Integrale con Cavolini di Bruxelles e Salsiccia 640

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 »

Amatriciana Leggera 640

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 »

Sunday Pasta Tagliatelle con Ragu Bianco 640

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 »

Image by Fabio Paparelli.

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 »

Sunday Pasta Gnocchi con Ragu di Costine 640

Sunday Pasta®: Gnocchi con Ragu di Costine (Short Ribs)

I wish I were a dog.  Actually, sometimes I think I am one.  You see, dogs and I are simpatico; we connect.  They are man's best friend, after all, and so this shouldn’t be a surprise.  In fact,  it's folly to think that... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Pasta Frittata 2 640

Sunday Pasta®: Pasta Frittata

This week's recipe comes at the behest of my older brother Philip. He is the prototypical first born son, chock full of discipline, duty, faith, and tradition. He has also been blessed with a good set of biceps and a keen sense... Read More »

Sunday Pasta Strozzapreti con Squacquerone, Salciccia, e Noci 640

Sunday Pasta®: Strozzapreti con Squacquerone, Salciccia e Noci (Cheese, Sausage, Walnuts)

Ciao dall'Italia. First stop Roma, an open air museum, where I strolled around ancient  masterpieces like the Pantheon, and then ate a modern masterpiece called spaghetti alla carbonara.  (Need I say more?) Second stop,... Read More »