Romanesco Cauliflower with Pasta …Studies on Mandelbrot Fractals

This preparation of the small ridged rigatoni called rigatoncello is meant to feed a large group of people.  It makes for an ideal party dish.  The romanesco cauliflower used in this pasta dish is one of those marvels of nature that once could only be found in farmers markets, but now many supermarkets sell them, […]

Pasta and Shellfish Scream Summer Is Here

Maybe it’s the fact that when I summered in Wellfleet on Cape Cod or spent my teenage years on Long Island we ate tons of shellfish and I came to associate linguine and shellfish with summer.  I have a zillion versions of this classic linguine in white clam sauce.  It’s a dish that appeared on […]

4 Easy — And Cool — Pasta Dishes For Summer

Everyone loves pasta, but during hot summer days a bowl of steaming pasta doesn’t sound that appealing. Some people make cold macaroni salads, but I think pasta is not meant to be eaten cold and besides, those macaroni salads usually have mayonnaise in them and fill you up too much. The Italians have an ideal […]

Pumpkin and Pasta? Now That’s Italian!

Pumpkin is an ideal bland food with a distinctive taste. That’s a good thing because it means you have to do something to the pumpkin to make it palatable and delicious. Typically, pumpkin pie is a solution, but nowadays it’s going into all kinds of things from beer to cookies. Pumpkin is a member of […]

Summertime Raw Sauce for Pasta

A delightful way to prepare pasta for a hot summer day is to toss it with a raw sauce or what the Italians call a salsa cruda.  Summers can be too hot for full-fledged piping hot food so a raw sauce can come into play.  It is exactly what it sounds like, a melange of […]

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