Meat sauces

Sunday Pasta Tagliatelle con Ragu di Agnello 640

Sunday Pasta®:Tagliatelle con Ragú di Agnello (Lamb)

It’s that time of year again and I’ve got lamb on my mind. I can already taste our Easter leg of lamb, stuffed with garlic and rosemary. I love lamb chops too, especially at a cocktail party when the tiny little ones are... Read More »

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Legend has it that this dish was originally made in Rome for Pope Pius XII, and thus named for his little "papalina" (skullcap).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