RECIPE: Spaghetti Pie For National Pasta Month

Try something new for National Pasta Month. It could be as simple as a shape of pasta you haven’t tried before, from wagon wheels (ruote) to strozzapreti (photo #4—the name means “priest stranglers—here’s why†). Perhaps it’s baked pasta, like manicotti, pastitsio or ziti. How about this fun approach to baked pasta: Spaghetti Pie, a recipe…
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PASTA RECIPE: Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara With Calabrian Chiles

[1] Bucatini: like spaghetti, but thicker and with a hole down the center (photo by Alicia LaLocanda | CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0 License). [2] Spicy Pumpkin Carbonara—recipe below (photo © Delallo). [3] Bucatini Ai Frutti Di Mari (mixed seafood). Here’s the recipe (photo © Delallo). [4] Bucatini, homemade by The Baker Chick. Here’s her recipe (photo © The…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Pistachio Pesto & Pesto Variations

[1] Pasta with broccoli rabe and pistachio pesto. The recipe is below (photo © DeLallo). [2] Homemade casarecce (photo © The Pasta Project). [3] Pistachio nuts (photo © The Guilded Nut, a specialist in pistachios, with numerous seasonings). [4] Broccoli rabe (photo © Imraw). [5] Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (photo © Murray’s Cheese). [6] Toasted (roasted)…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Fideo, “Mexican Spaghetti” & Soup Pasta

[1] Sopa de Fideo, a popular Mexican comfort food (photo © Budget Bytes). [2] A bowl of plain fideo (photo © Cook Diary). [3] Barilla makes fideo, as well as Hispanic specialists like Goya (photo © Barilla).   October is National Pasta Month, an occasion to explore and try different types of pasta. May we…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Top 10 Pasta Cooking Tips

It seems like a no-brainer to boil pasta, yet there are several “best practices.” For National Pasta Month, here are some basic pasta tips that many people—including our interns—don’t know. 1. USE A LARGE, LIDDED POT. Pasta needs room to cook without sticking: 4-5 quarts of water per pound of pasta. Although it may seem…
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