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A is for Anchovy

Now, before you say you hate anchovies, or you don’t really care for anchovies, or say, can you make this without anchovies please? NO! Give these little salty, briny, umami guys a break! What’s umami? It’s actually one of the five basic tastes along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter. Anchovies are a secret weapon. Fancy pants! Frequently asked questions. 1. Are they fishy? Well, … Continue reading A is for Anchovy

spaghetti pie

It’s my 44th trip around the sun this week, and while I’m more in-the-moment sensitive and emotional than retrospective, this year has me looking back. I’ve always had really great birthdays. I’m usually working, but that’s what made them so special. Employers, co-workers, employees, friends and my family always make the day incredible. Nothing over the top, Rick threw a surprise party for me one … Continue reading spaghetti pie

pasta making – with kids!

My love of all things pasta comes from working at Macelleria (Ma-Cha-La-Ree-Uh) in NYC for 12 years. Owned and operated by the Bitici family, I was introduced and ruined for life – for what pasta SHOULD taste like. Surrounded by fresh pasta and sauces made daily and from scratch. Pappardelle – tagliatelle – ravioli. You had a bad day – rigatoni bolognese. You had an … Continue reading pasta making – with kids!