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American Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, the famous Italian pasta dish, has a somewhat murky origin (here’s a little discussion, as a well as a more traditional recipe), but one thing is certain: When it came to America, some of the versions ended up … Continue reading

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Turkey Tetrazinni

Turkey is certainly a common sight at holiday dinner tables this time of year, but there’s really no reason we shouldn’t be eating it year-round. Properly prepared, turkey breast is a versatile, low-fat meat whose subtle flavor and healthiness is … Continue reading

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Orzo with Tomatoes, Feta & Mint

In Italian, “orzo” means barley. Originally, these cute little rice-shaped pasta grains were made from barley, but now they’re made from the same thing as most boxed pasta, semolina. I guess this dish is sort of a pasta salad, because … Continue reading

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Summer Citrus Pasta

Summer Citrus Pasta 4 lemons 2 limes 1 orange 2 cups finely grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 lb thin spaghetti 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large handful of basil, cut into thin strips Using a Microplane … Continue reading

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Cappellini with Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce

Better, cheaper, and only slightly more work than the kind in a jar. Cappellini with Quick Chunky Tomato Sauce serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, minced (about 1/2 cup) 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 1 28-oz can … Continue reading

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Pasta with Rosemary & Sausage

This seems to be a pretty common recipe in Italian cookbooks, with minor variations. It’s pretty easy to cook up, although it does require a bit of recklessness with the heat. To get the best flavor from the sauce, you … Continue reading

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Salmon Noodle Casserole

An updated version of an old 60s classic, this recipe takes advantage of the fact that high-quality fresh salmon is available almost everywhere, almost every day, in neighborhood grocery stores. Although there are concerns about the farming of salmon and … Continue reading

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Tortellini with Creamy Mint & Chive Sauce

Quick dinner? Yogurt, anyone? Had something similar to this in a Turkish restaurant in NYC once, and it was amazing. Yogurt, mint, and lamb-filled pasta combined to make a refreshing main dish. The upper west-side version I had was filled … Continue reading

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Linguine alla Vongole

Clams! This is a really simple dish, but it does require a little bit of tedious hand work. Press forward, though and you’ll be rewarded with a traditional Italian dish that’s satisfying and healthy. Linguine alla Vongole [Linguine with (white) … Continue reading

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