Tag Archives: Recipes

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Sunday Pasta®: Farfalle con le Fave e Pecorino (Fava Beans)

Come with me and you'll be In a world of pure imagination Take a look and you'll see Into your imagination   If you want to view paradise Simply look around and view it Anything you want to, do it Want to change the... Read More »

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Sunday Pasta®: Farfalle con Barbabietole (Beets)

I think about beets a lot, partially because I love the lyrical sound of the word in Italian: Barbabietole. I can say it over and over again: Bar-ba-bi-e-to-le. Partially because I love the playful sound of the word in Spanish:... 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 »