Meat sauces

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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 »

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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 »

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Sunday Pasta®: Lasagna alla Bolognese

We know you're in there, Mr. Chips. Step away from your vehicle, Senor Guacamole. Come out with your hands up, Mr. Wings.  We don't want anyone to get hurt. It's Super Bowl Sunday and there's a new sheriff in town. His name is... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta ® Recipe: Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Would you ever eat lobster without wearing a bib? Only at your shirt’s peril. This is common knowledge. But the lobster is not alone. Although I can think of few bowls of anything that I like more than one of Bucatini... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti alla Caciara (Pancetta)

Hats off to Guida Garrubbo's person of the year. None other than the seemingly infallible Pope Francis. Why him? First off, even though he was born in Argentina, his last name is Bergoglio (he's Italian), so he must like pasta. ... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Penne con Porri (Leeks)

In the spirit of the holiday season, and family gatherings, I will attempt to offend no one with this week's recipe. No sarcasm. No bite. No improper innuendo. No jabs at Americana. Or even Mexicana for that matter. Nope. Just... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®:Rigatoni con le Polpettine (Meatballs)

Like any self-respecting Italian-American family, we will of course be eating pasta prior to the turkey this Thanksgiving.  As a matter of fact, after an hour of antipasti (Italian bread, cheeses, prosciutto, olives, roasted... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Penne con Sugo di Coste (Short Ribs)

My 10-year-old daughter recently asked me if it was mean to eat meat. Today's recipe really got me thinking about that question.  Ribs do seem very personal, going all the way back to Adam and Eve. Be they pork or beef,... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Orecchiette con Patate (Potatoes)

The potato is a most powerful plant. It can nourish. It can fatten.  It has the power to create and satisfy cravings. It is delicious in so many preparations: fried, baked, roasted, mashed, diced, sliced, grated, whole or chips.... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta ®: Pappardelle al Ragu di Coniglio (Kangaroo)

No, coniglio is not exactly kangaroo (or canguru in Italian), but rather it is rabbit. And although I do see a resemblance between the two creatures, I just like the ring of it: ragu di canguru or kangaroo ragu.  But who would... Read More »