Rib-sticking Whole Wheat Pasta for Winter

Winters were much colder when I lived in New England and rib-sticking meals like this pasta dish were meals often made. In southern California it never really gets cold enough to want something rib-sticking, but I love this preparation anyway even for nostalgia’s sake. This preparation was originally inspired by the rib-sticking cooking of the […]

Minestrone alla Genovese – The Classic Minestrone

The famous Genoese-style minestrone is a very dense and satisfying meal.  It utilizes both seasonal vegetables and the famous pesto alla Genovese, made of garlic, basil, pine nuts, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.  But, as the Italian gastronome Massimo Alberini has said, as good as minestrone is, it is not a gastronomic specialty but rather an elemental […]

Try Griddled Cabbage

The vegetable bounty of summer should never leave one searching for recipes or wondering what to make. Keeping it simple often yields the best result. Take for instance a pan-roasted or griddled Savoy cabbage, that crinkly-skinned tender cabbage so popular with Italians. In the southern Italian region of Puglia, cavolo grigliata (griddled cabbage) is an […]

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