Pasta

Infinity Lorighittas in Blue Cheese Sauce with Roasted Grapes and Hazelnuts

Infinity Lorighittas in Blue Cheese Sauce with Roasted Grapes and Hazelnuts

Alright everyone! I’m back in America and fully back in the swing of things when it comes to the kitchen. I got the stomach flu while I was in Taiwan, and lost a ton of weight, so I’m carb-ing up in earnest up in here. That means you can expect a lot of pasta in the near future. This one is similar to my last post, yet so different at the same time.

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Potato Gnocchi Korma?

Potato Gnocchi Korma?

I was wondering out loud to my wife the other day about why most countries center their cuisine around rice, bread and noodles, but India doesn't? China uses both rice as well as noodles as a base for most meals, and serves dishes alongside fried or steamed buns. Italy has risotto and pasta as well as a plethora of baked breads. Mexico, no wait, Persia, um no... Ethiopia?.... ok now that I'm considering this in more detail I can actually think of a lot of cultures that don't incorporate noodles into their cuisine. But whatever, I had obviously not been thinking very deeply when I conceived this dish. Anyway, conceive it i did: potatoes in curry, but with gnocchi instead of potatoes!

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Bloody Marynara Buccatini

Bloody Marynara Buccatini

Ok so I've never had a Bloody Mary, but this past Friday I was very drunk at a brewery and my scientist friend told me about how Bloody Marys cure hangovers for alcoholics because the alcohol replaces formaldehyde with ethanol, or something like that, in your brain, which makes it feel happier? Ok obviously I didn't listen very well, but the next day, BAM! Hangover! I vaguely remembered someone smart telling me to eat a Bloody Mary (as if that were even possible), so that's what I did! The result: Eatable Bloody Mary in the form of homemade pasta and a sauce inspired by the cocktail.

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Hot Sauce Pasta Dough is so 2017

Hot Sauce Pasta Dough is so 2017

And I'm back! After a crazy couple of holiday weeks traveling all over the East Coast and gaining 15 pounds, I am happy to inform you all that I have returned and am ready to ruin all of your weight-related New Years resolutions. To kick things off, I made some hot sauce pasta dough!

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Stress Free Pasta Dough

Stress Free Pasta Dough

Making my own fresh pasta recently became very important to me because I convinced myself that I am very authentic and have a duty to uphold the traditions of my Italian heritage. That concept doesn't really represent my upbringing, which was full of homemade sauce at Christmas time or whenever I visited my grandma, but not too much fresh pasta. But whatever!I convinced myself that it was important to get back to roots, and thenceforth labored to get really good at making fresh pasta.

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Better and Better Bolognese

Better and Better Bolognese

Bolognese is the first recipe I ever cooked out of a cookbook with Jess (wife)! It was my idea to make the sauce, unknowing that Jess was Buddhist and did not eat pork. I just thought, hey, I'm Italian and I have never actually made Bolognese sauce before, so let's do it! Jess, ever the angel, did not mention that she was morally averse to eating or cooking with pork, so she just helped chopping veggies and stirring the flavors together and we talked about Harry Potter.

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