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Spaghetti Pie: The Answer to Leftover Pasta

By September 19, 2017 one comment Permalink

Pasta comes in one-pound boxes, and most recipes are tailored to this metric. So, people cooking at home often end up making pasta for four (what a pound usually yields) even if, you know, it’s only dinner for two. Leftover pasta is generally not great, but it can be redeemed through what is affectionately known…

California Grilling: How to Make the Perfect Tri-Tip Steak

The people of the central California coast like to cook out. A lot. It makes sense considering the weather conditions, which support vibrant local farms, cattle ranches and vineyards while also allowing for eating outside year round. Central Coast barbecues look a little different than those in other parts of the country. Of course, local…

Perfect Puttanesca: The Italian Pasta Recipe You Need Right Now

The infamous theory behind the origins of pasta puttanesca (“pasta of the whores”) is that the mid-20th century prostitutes of Naples used it to lure men — through its pungent and enticing aroma — into their brothels, a la dogs in cartoons hypnotized by the scent of juicy steaks. This Italiophile doesn’t buy it. Too,…

Forget the Wings: This Year, Make a Rib Roast For the Super Bowl

It takes a certain kind of confidence to give yourself an honorary doctorate, but after 15 years of barbecue cookoffs as a hobbyist, Ray Lampe earned the title of Dr. BBQ. He even looks the part: a badass Colonel Sanders type, with squared-off beard and spikey hair (think of Guy Fieri’s really cool uncle). In 2000, after…

A Less Intimidating Feast of the Seven Fishes

By December 14, 2016 3 comments Permalink

Credit: Josephine Estelle (New Orleans) “The Feast of Seven Fishes” is among the many Italian culinary customs and traditions that immigrated from the Old World and have remained relevant in modern America. While the meal takes place officially on Christmas Eve, certain Italian-inspired restaurants around the country offer it up at various times this month….