Archive for the 'Pasta' Category

Salmon Spaghetti “Carbonara”

This recipe for Salmon Spaghetti “Carbonara” belongs to your ‘sexy food’ folder and it goes without saying you should have some nice company along with a glass (or three) of chilled Champagne to go with it. The idea here is to replace the requisite guanciale, cured pork jowl, with smoked salmon. I had a piece of olive-oil […]


Bucatini all’Amatriciana… and the Winner of “Table Manners”

Bucatini all’ Amatriciana is one of those quick pasta dishes that draws raves from unexpecting guests. Guanciale, the pig’s jowl bacon, is the star of the show here and one of the rare foods that makes you burn the calories before you actually eat it – chances are you’ll have to trek across town just […]


Pasta alla Chitarra with Sea Urchin & Langoustines

I hope you didn’t have to put sunglasses on when opening this page. In an attempt to hide my lousy photographic skills i’ve been adjusting the brightness/color levels of my pictures. That’s something that i never done before. While it helped improve the overall quality of  my pictures,  it also exposed my tendency to get carried away.  […]


Iron Zenchef: Prawn Ravioli

The Food Network recently aired a rerun of the Iron chef battle between Mario Batali and Andrew Carmellini. It was past my bedtime but i watched it anyway just because it featured that same Andrew that hired me many years ago when I applied for a job at Cafe Boulud. Andrew Carmellini was then the […]


Ragu alla Bolognese – the Good Old Fashion Way

Bolognese is taken very seriously in Italy and rightly so – it is very delicious when done properly but it’s a shame it has been bastardized so much. If the people of Bologna could see what’s served under the name of Bolognese in a lot of places they would either die or send mama death […]