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Recipe: Scarpetta Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Posted January 24, 2014 by | Comments Off | ]
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This week on Good Food, Evan speaks with Scott Conant, a judge on Chopped on the Food Network and the chef who helms five branches of his restaurant Scarpetta nationwide. Last year he released The Scarpetta Cookbook which includes a recipe for his famous bowl of pasta.

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Vegetable Spotlight: Puntarelle

Posted December 18, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Puntarelle from plant to plate

Puntarelle – Chicory elevated
If you’ve ever spent time walking the markets of Rome chances are you’ve seen thin curled slices of a celadon to white hued vegetable piled high or floating in a bowl of water.  Hopefully you had a salad of the puntarelle, a labor-intensive gift of fresh crunch with a hint of bitterness, often napped with a powerful anchovy garlic dressing. It’s …

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Pick up an autographed copy of Evan’s Angeli Caffe: Pizza Pasta Panini

Posted April 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
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Now available at the KCRW store – autographed copies of Evan’s book Angeli Caffe: Pizza Pasta Panini.

It’s a collection of recipes from her 28 years of running Angeli, with lessons in baking focaccia, twirling pizza dough and cooking up all manner of Italian meals.

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Recipe: Pesce in Carpione (Marinated White Fish with Caramelized Onions)

Posted March 30, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]
Pesce in Carpione

I first posted this recipe in 2005.  It was the featured gefulte fish substitute at the Angeli Passover dinner for more than twenty years. But don’t just think of it as Jewish holiday food.  Pesce in Carpione comes from the Italian culinary tradition of agrodolce, sweet and sour, a remnant of times when vinegar was used to preserve food, not just for it’s in …

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Recipe: Canal House’s Cannelloni

Posted February 21, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer bring years of writing for, editing, and even founding prestigious food publications to their Canal House project in Delawarepasta, where they eat, recipe test, and write. They’ve written a series of Canal House cookbooks; their latest, based on their popular lunch blog, is called Canal House Cooks Every Day.
They speak with Evan this week on the show, and …

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Recipe: Canal House’s Fresh Pasta

Posted February 21, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

This week on the show, Evan talks with Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer, who run the cooking and writing getaway Canal House in Delaware.
They shared their method for making fresh pasta dough. Use it in their Cannelloni recipe, or in other Italian meals. You will need a hand-crank pasta machine.
Find the pasta dough instructions after the jump. They come from Hamilton and Hirsheimer’s …

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Venice, Italy – A Banquet Awaits

Posted January 29, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Where can I eat well in Venice, Italy?  I get that question a lot, along with some whining about how the questioning travelers just know that Venice isn’t a great food town.  Oh really? I have to tell you that I couldn’t disagree more.  Last year my great pal Elizabeth Minchilli mentioned that she was planning a Venice eating trip in service of her …

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Vegetarian Recipe: Fennel alla Parmigiana

Posted January 4, 2013 by | Comments Off | ]

Without a doubt my favorite way to prepare many vegetables is to oil braise them, in extra virgin olive oil, of course.  The method is used all over the mediterranean,  especially in Turkey where the oil itself (as well as the whole category of things braised in it) are called zeytinagli.  Vegetables braised in oil with tomatoes or herbs and aromatics like onion have a …

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Recipe: Squash Vines aka Grattaculi (butt scratchers)

This post was inspired by Claus who tweets as @augustlights.  He sent out the pic above with the question:  “Do you have any idea what this is? Picked up on whim at HFM Sunday”.  I recognized the ultimate veg for the frugal.  They are Squash Vines, or as I learned in Basilicata, Italy, grattaculi which translates as Butt Scratchers.  The vines are very fibrous …

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