Tag Archives: Pasta

Tomato Sauce with Fresh Tomatoes

Most backyard gardeners have picked their last tomato by now. This time of year is when I love to make fresh tomato sauce using the Roma and plum tomatoes I grew myself and allowed to ripen on the vine. It’s … Continue reading

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Ziti al Forno – Baked Ziti

Hurricane Ziti I can’t think of a better comfort food to make during bad weather than a baked ziti. And maybe for the occasion I’ll add little meatballs to it. Hurricane Irene is barreling down on us, we are less than 12 … Continue reading

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Zuppa di Cozze – Mussels in Tomato Wine Sauce

When did macaroni become pasta? A reader of mine, Frankie, made a comment on a previous blog I posted about a poem he heard from Michael Savage,  a radio talk show host, called “When did Spaghetti Become Pasta?” I listened … Continue reading

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Pesto With Sun Dried Tomatoes

One Christmas Eve when my Uncle Benny arrived at the house with my Aunt Angie and Johnny and Ralph, he was holding a container wrapped in a plastic bag. He walked over to me and said, “Do you know what I … Continue reading

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Pasta With Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

When I eat broccoli rabe today I think of my Uncle Sal Arestia and my Aunt Mary. They lived in Brooklyn in an apartment on 16th Avenue and 75th Street, about two blocks away from where I used to live. … Continue reading

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Pasta Aglio e Olio – Pasta With Garlic and Oil

Peasant Food Is All That I almost didn’t put this dish in my blog because of its simplicity. Then I thought, that is what this blog is all about. Italian cooking in its simplest form. Good food, comfort food, peasant food. Food … Continue reading

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Pasta con Ricotta – Linguini & Ricotta Cheese

Beautiful Vizzini At 60 km from Catania in the Hyblaean Mountains, on the most northwesterly slopes of Monte Lauro, Vizzini rises on the spot of ancient Bidis, a Roman city mentioned by Pliny and Cicero. In the Middle Ages the … Continue reading

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Quick Marinara

When I got home from work today I had no clue what I was going to prepare for dinner. I didn’t have anything defrosted and there were no left overs. So I decided to make pasta. This is a quick … Continue reading

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