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Recession Specials 3

Spinach fettucine with caramelized onion, anchovy and wild arugula This dish is a little plain Jane. Onions are slowly fried in a mixture of salted butter and extra-virgin olive oil […]

When Thin is In

Minestra di capelli d’angelo, asparagi e spinaci — Angel hair, asparagus and spinach soup Angel hair pasta is a long, thin noodle with a round shape. It is also known […]

Four Pictures

Japanese turnips Radishes Mutsu apples Mutsu apples, also called Crispins, are a variety of heirloom apple first developed in Japan and now increasing in popularity in the United States. An […]

Postcards from the Shire

This blog will have its three year anniversary in a little over six weeks so I thought I’d pull some of my favorite food photography in the intervening period. You […]

Seafood 1

Dinner Saturday night — Fettucine with fresh clams, wild arugula, green garlic and herbs I should add that the clams were likely caught either Friday afternoon or Saturday morning, courtesy […]

Recession Specials 2

Clockwise from right: Linguine with anchovies, breadcrumbs and mint; asparagus in the style of Parma The neat thing about Italian food [and I mean real Italian as opposed to Italian-American] […]

The Cruelest Month

Thanks to everyone who commented below. I really appreciate the support. Pasta with ramps “pesto” and fresh peas The past few days have been raining cats and dogs. I needed […]

Recession Specials

When times get tough, the tough get cheap: Fettucine with roasted mushrooms, pine nuts and herbs wild mushrooms, sliced salt pepper olive oil 2 T. pine nuts, toasted handful of […]

Bacon, Glorious Bacon

Pasta with smoked bacon, cabbage and onion confit smoked bacon, chopped 1/2 c. onion confit (see recipe below) 2 cloves garlic, minced pinch of red pepper flakes 1/3 c. dry […]