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classic white pasta bake with peas and ham

Pasta al forno (baked pasta) is to Italy what macaroni and cheese is to the rest of the world. In the good, homemade, festive way, not – heaven forbid – in the Kraft dinner way. I was amazed to discover that the recipe was originally  imported to the US by no less than President Thomas… Continue reading classic white pasta bake with peas and ham

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no-cook pasta sauce with tuna and cherry tomatoes

This pasta is good for: when there is no time to make dinner but you still want real food the pantry is empty (or almost) it’s Monday you are on low cal before leaving for holidays returning from holidays unexpected informal dinner guests whenever This pasta has a sad version and a happy version. To… Continue reading no-cook pasta sauce with tuna and cherry tomatoes

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pasta for beginners

Pasta is such a convenient food and it’s made in a million ways all over the planet. Accordingly, it will taste everything from boring, to vibrant, from disgusting to heavenly. Don’t believe anybody who tells you they don’t like pasta. Most likely they have not tasted the real thing. Sorry to be smug, but the… Continue reading pasta for beginners

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pasta alla puttanesca

PUTTANESCA aka THE WHORE’S SAUCE. With a name like this you can only expect something spectacular. There are several metropolitan legends that try to explain the peculiar name. The one that makes more sense to me refers to prostitutes not having time or opportunity to shop and therefore making a quick sauce with ingredients available… Continue reading pasta alla puttanesca

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porcini mushrooms sauce with lots of red wine

    There are days you simply have no time, right? Somewhat you are too tired to even shop for food. I have been there many times, but saddest thing after a hellish day is to get a bowl of cereal or instant soup for dinner. So, here is my revenge to a hurried day.… Continue reading porcini mushrooms sauce with lots of red wine

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penne with broccolo romanesco

ROMANESCO BROCCOLI or CORAL BROCCOLI, it is actually a variant form of cauliflower. Awesomely beautiful, it is also a mathematical plant. Its shape is fractal, meaning that each bud is arranged along a logarithmic spiral and each small spiral participates to a larger spiral to obtain the final form. Fascinating, isn’t it? This recipe –… Continue reading penne with broccolo romanesco