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Pasta Puttanesca

Pasta Puttanesca a great fall/winter weather meal. It is a comfort food. What does Pasta Puttanesca mean? There are almost as many explanations for the origins of pasta puttanesca as there are ways to make it. “Puttanesca” literally translates to “in the style of prostitutes.” It  is supposedly because the pungent aromas of garlic, anchovies,…… Continue reading Pasta Puttanesca

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Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

My son, Luke DeSando, shows a simple way to cook Pasta Carbonara. In his recipe, there is no added cream or butter. And you avoid scrambling the eggs by tempering them. The result is a creamy texture and fully cooked eggs. I think creaminess is the main goal. The explanation of tempering is in the…… Continue reading Pasta Carbonara Alla Luke (DeSando)

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Linguine with Clam Sauce

Keeping with National Pasta Month, here is a standard recipe in our house. Since the idea of this blog is supposed to be a simple recipes and techniques, I need to point out there are many ways to make pasta with clams. You can use whole clams, add tomatoes, thicken the sauce with flour and…… Continue reading Linguine with Clam Sauce