Tag: Lidia Bastianich

Basics & Tips

Our Mentors

Thank goodness for PBS and their T.V. cooking shows in the ‘70’s, 80’s and ‘90’s.  What would I have done without them! Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Pierre Franey “first you take the chicken”, Anne Willan, Keith Floyd (for his infectious joy of food and sense of the ridiculous), Lorenza di Medici and Lidia Bastianich to name a […]

Basics & Tips

About Bolognese Sauce

No, I am not being a Bolognese Sauce snob, so there! There are many ideas on making a “proper” Bolognese sauce and the “correct” pasta to be used. Firstly, the sauce is a rather refined and delicate one. However, over time, it has become rather corrupted. It’s not a heavy, messy, stogy, tomato-meat sauce thrown on top […]

Fall Pasta, Summer Pasta

Spaghetti With Pesto Trapanese

There is nothing like making this pesto when the garden provides ripe cherry tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s so easy to put together.  Thanks to “Lidia’s Italy” for this one! On a hot day, with a glass of chilled wine, it just doesn’t get any better.   You choose the vino! ¾ lb. cherry tomatoes, very ripe & […]