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18
Nov

BUCATINI WITH MUSHROOMS

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THE WOODSY FUNKINESS OF BROWN MUSHROOMS IS ENHANCED IN THIS SIMPLE PASTA DISH WITH A MIXTURE OF ANCHOVIES, HERBS AND GARLIC. I BORROWED THIS FLAVOR MIXTURE FROM MARCELLA HAZAN’S RECIPE FOR CHICKEN WITH VINEGAR. IT’S ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR CHICKEN DISHES I COOK AND NO ONE — I MEAN NO ONE — EVER GUESSES […]

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11
Jun

BOUILLABAISSE PASTA

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I’M CALLING THIS RECIPE BOUILLABAISSE PASTA BECAUSE IT CONTAINS FENNEL, GARLIC, SAFFRON, AND TOMATOES — THE FLAVOR PROFILE OF CLASSIC BOUILLABAISSE. IT’S A BIT COMPLICATED, SO HAVE YOUR MIS-EN-PLACE, EN PLACE, AND THE STEPS CLEAR IN YOUR MIND BEFORE YOU GET ROLLING. YOU WILL BE REWARDED WITH A SEAFOOD PASTA WHICH IS BOTH RUSTIC AND […]

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05
Feb

SHRIMP WITH FENNEL AND ORANGE

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I DECIDED TO AUGMENT A RECIPE I MAKE QUITE OFTEN WITH SAUTÉED SHRIMP AND LOTS OF GARLIC BY ADDING THINLY SLICED FENNEL AND ORANGE ZEST TO GIVE IT A SICILIAN TWIST.

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28
Oct

PAPPARDELLE WITH SAUSAGE AND SAFFRON

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MARCELLA HAZAN MAKES THIS DISH WITH GROUND VEAL, BUT I’M NOT BUYING MUCH VEAL THESE DAYS, SO I TRIED SUBSTITUTING ITALIAN SAUSAGE, COMBINING THE STUFFING FROM SWEET FENNEL AND SPICY SAUSAGE.

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15
Aug

PASTA WITH ZUCCHINI, LEMON AND MINT

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USUALLY WHEN I COOK ZUCCHINI FOR PASTA, I BROWN IT IN OLIVE OIL, ADD GARLIC AND CHERRY TOMATOES AND TOSS IT WITH THE PASTA. HERE, THIN RIBBONS OF ZUCCHINI ARE MORE RAW THAN COOKED, TOSSED IN BUTTER, OLIVE OIL AND LEMON.

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04
Dec

PASTA WITH SAUSAGE AND PEPPERS

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THIS IS AN EASY DISH TO MAKE, EITHER AHEAD OF TIME OR AT THE LAST MINUTE, FOR PARTY OF TWO OR A PARTY.  SINCE THE PRIME INGREDIENT IS ITALIAN SAUSAGE, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE BEST YOU CAN FIND.  (I BOUGHT MINE AT McCALL’S)

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12
Aug

BUCATINI WITH ZUCCHINI AND CHERRY TOMATOES

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WHAT SAYS SUMMER BETTER THAN TOMATOES AND ZUCCHINI? THIS PASTA DISH TAKES NO TIME TO MAKE, BUT THE PREP WORK IS IMPORTANT. TOSSING THE BATONS OF ZUCCHINI IN SALT DRAWS OUT THE MOISTURE, ENSURING THEY BROWN QUICKLY WITHOUT OVERCOOKING, BECAUSE THE KEY TO THIS RECIPE IS THAT EVERYTHING IS A BIT UNDER-COOKED. YOU DON’T WANT […]

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11
Jul

PAPPARDELLE WITH WHITE RAGU

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FOR OUR LAST MEAL IN MILAN, WE ATE AT A HIP TRATTORIA IN THE NAVIGLI DISTRICT CALLED LA TRIPPA, WHERE LYNN ORDERED A WHITE LAMB RAGU.  MADE WITHOUT THE ASSERTIVE TASTE OF  TOMATO, THE MEAT HAD A DELICATE FLAVOR, PERFUMED SUBTLY WITH WHAT I THOUGHT WAS ROSEMARY AND PERHAPS THYME.  I TRIED RE-CREATING THAT SAUCE […]

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06
Dec

LINGUINE WITH SHRIMP AND CALAMARI

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SICK OF TURKEY?  BRACING YOURSELF FOR THE ONSLAUGHT OF RICH HOLIDAY DISHES?  I OFFER A PLEASANT RESPITE FROM INDULGENCE, A SIMPLE AND REFRESHING SEAFOOD PASTA, WHICH CAN SERVE AS A TEMPLATE TO OTHER SEAFOOD PASTA DISHES; THAT IS, FEEL FREE TO SUBSTITUTE OR ADD MUSSELS, CLAMS, SCALLOPS, OR FISH.

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27
Aug

LEMON PASTA

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THIS PASTA DISH, WHICH YOU CAN MAKE WITH ANY LONG PASTA OF YOUR CHOICE, IS A LOVELY, LIGHT SUMMERY DISH.  YOU CAN SERVE IT AS A MAIN COURSE AFTER A SALAD COMPOSÉ OR AS A FIRST COURSE, FOLLOWED BY A MORE SUBSTANTIAL ENTREE.  THE TECHNIQUE IS A VARIATION OF CACIO E PEPE, WHERE YOU CREATE […]

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