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Pasta Piselli: Fresh English Peas, Spring Onions, Pancetta and Pasta

Pasta Piselli: Fresh English Peas, Spring Onions, Pancetta and Pasta

Pasta Piselli is one of those dishes for us. A dish made with peas, tomatoes, herbs and onions, it is simple and forthright. There is nothing showy about this dish, yet made with fresh spring onions and just-shelled English peas, I find that it has an innate elegance that makes it perfect not only for a family meal but as something I would be proud to serve to guests.

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Defending Brussels Sprouts

Defending Brussels Sprouts

| November 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, Brussels sprouts are best when cooked al dente. Sautéed until slightly crisp, they have a lush taste that is both sweet and savory on the plate. If you sat in a hot bath you’d get all pruney, right? Well overcooking Brussels sprouts does the same thing, while also bringing out a sulfuric smell. But all this can be easily avoided if you keep your eye on them and DON’T OVERCOOK.

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Roasted Beet Inspiration from Pasta Sfoglia

Roasted Beet Inspiration from Pasta Sfoglia

| October 13, 2009 | 2 Comments

Recipe for Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Beets, Brown Butter, Toasted Walnuts, and Boursin: clean, earthy, wholesome…and strikingly beautiful.

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