This pasta dish typifies the essence of Italian cooking, rich in natural flavors and healthy. Using the preparation for Funghi Selcatici al Cartoccio, one only needs to set a large pot of cold water on the stove to prepare the pasta….
Ask any Italian American family about their Thanksgiving meal and I guarantee you that there is a pasta course. Yes, I realize that this sounds ludicrous given the abundance of food on the table Thanksgiving Day, but tradition prevails. As Italian immigrants assimilated having pasta was something that reminded them of their history as they whole heartedly embraced the traditions of their new home….
Fresh pasta is one of life’s simple pleasures. Early on when I was teaching Italian cooking classes on a regular basis, I took Mio Marito aside and taught him how to make fresh pasta so he would be able to assist with my less experienced students. He mastered the technique and has become the family pasta expert. With a few broken eggs and a little practice, I’m sure you will do the same….
What was my favorite childhood dish you ask? Without hesitation it was Pasta e Peas! As a child, I naturally thought that Pasta e Peas was Calabrese, something typical of the south; however almost every region in Italy has a pasta or rice piatto with peas. Some preparations are more of a minestra or soup, while others are considered a pasta….
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