Pasta Rules!

I’m beginning to wonder if there’s something wrong with me!  Here’s why… An article I was recently reading in a local magazine included a photo not unlike this one, minus the basil leaf, of white spaghetti topped with a huge dollop of tomato sauce. And as soon as I saw it I had a visceral … Continue reading Pasta Rules!

Cacio e Pepe

This is the best version of Cacio e Pepe I have made so far, although in Rome, where the dish originates, we found that they used tonnarelli, a  thick spaghetti, instead of regular spaghetti.   I would recommend the Spaghetti alla Chitarra pasta made by either GiGi or La Molisana. I use it as a substitute for the tonnarelli which,  I … Continue reading Cacio e Pepe

Tomato Sage Pasta Sauce

I make this lovely, light, late summer, early fall sauce every year with my own sage & plum tomatoes. The sage really works with the sweetness of the tomatoes. I really like to make homemade spaghetti or tagliatelle for this yearly treat, but when there is a time crunch, I use really good dried long … Continue reading Tomato Sage Pasta Sauce

Zucchini Carbonara Spaghetti

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. As we speak, my Italian variety of zucchini’s are blooming! If you can find them in your local Farmer’s Market, you should try them in this recipe (they have light green, speckled skin and have ridges all around. I find them to be much nicer … Continue reading Zucchini Carbonara Spaghetti

Turkey Ragu For Pasta

For a printer friendly version of this recipe, click here. I really like the idea of using ground turkey to lighten up a ragu. Anyone who loves Italian pasta needs a really good tasting ragu recipe and I think this definitely fits the bill.  Buon gusto!  Making it tonight with chitarra pasta (a long, thick … Continue reading Turkey Ragu For Pasta