Tag Archives: Pasta

Sunday Pasta Paccheri con le Cozze e Fagioli 640

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 »

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 »

Sunday Pasta Risotto all'Astice 640

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 »

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 Penne alla Polpa di Granchio 640

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 »

Sunday Pasta Riccioli al Limone con Gamberi 640

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 »

Sunday Pasta Fusilli con Ricotta di Bufala 640

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 »

Sunday Pasta Spaghetti con Zucchini 940

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 »

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Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti alle Fragole (Strawberries)

Wimbledon Schwimbledon. Feast on your eyes on this, the Italian version of strawberries and cream. I first tasted spaghetti with strawberries a dozen years ago at a restaurant near the Vatican in Rome. I remember thinking: 1)... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Farfalle con Salmone (Salmon)

Man cannot live on wienerschnitzel alone. (Nor Riesling for that matter.) Greetings from Vienna. It's beautiful. It's clean. It's safe. Plus, Vladimir Putin is in town on a state visit, and he always brings a festive atmosphere... Read More »