Pasta

Penne with tomato sausage sauce

2 March 2011
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To me the best recipes are brilliantly simple, like this favorite from my culinary heroes, Ruth Rogers and the late Rose Gray of London’s famed River Cafe. It seems like so many other recipes – tomato, sausage, onion, pasta – but the fresh rosemary, the aromatic bay leaf, the well-cooked crumbled sausage and the touch […]

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Spaghetti sauce and turkey meatballs

8 November 2010
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It’s not pretty, but spaghetti and meatballs is real American comfort food. In the ’90s there used to be a place in New York City called the Royal Canadian Pancake House whose tagline was “Pancakes make people happy.” I say spaghetti and meatballs make people happy. This version makes me especially happy because it’s lighter […]

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Penne with fresh tomato and zucchini

3 September 2010
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Since it’s Labor Day weekend ahead, this is probably my last summer recipe – a fresh, light and satisfying pasta dish made with zucchini and fresh tomatoes that you can throw together in 10 minutes while the pasta cooks. With this you can spend your last summer weekend lazing in the shade and at the […]

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