In Gratitude of Mom + a Recipe for her Famous Toishan-Style Stir-Fried Vermicelli Glass Noodles (Chow Fun See)
My mom shares an old family favorite passed down from her grandmother (my great grandma!). #culinarymatriarchs
Romanesco, the Lady Gaga of Broccoli
Unapologetic, captivating, a bit peculiar. Romanesco is unlike any vegetable you've ever seen. In this dish, it's combined with the classic Cacio e Pepe (cheese and pepper) to make a properly Roman pasta dish.
This is everything I ever wanted in macaroni and cheeseâ€¦and more. It is insanely saucy. Astoundingly ooey, gooey, creamy, and cheesy. A goldmine of crispy bits of house-made pancetta are buried throughout. And a crust of buttery breadcrumbs freckled with herbs makes it all crunch on top.
Pasta with Veggies, Sausage, and Cream
A hearty pasta dish inspired by the bountiful markets of Bologna, Pasta con Verdure, Salsiccia, e Panna is brimming with sautà©ed veggies, beefed up with sausage, and finished with thick cream.
A quick and easy pasta dish full of vibrant, sassy flavors (purportedly invented by "ladies of the night" who lured in customers with the scent of this simmering away)
Tomatoes: An Addiction (Early Girl Tomato Sauce)
An Early Girl tomato "Scorpacciata" (feeding frenzy).
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Inspiration for this comfort meal: Marcela Hazan’s much-touted recipe for Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion, meatball recipe combining the secrets of more than one Italian nonna, and a craving for The Godfather.
SF Chefs 2010: SPQR’s Matt Accarrino Demo
SPQR's Matt Accarino shares his recipe for fresh Squid Ink Pasta with Dungeness Crab, sweet peppers and basil.
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Sage and Gingersnap-Pecan Crust
Gooey, cheesy, warm, and indulgent. The inspiration for this twist on the classic mac n’ cheese comes from a haunting dish from Mantua, Tortelli di Zucca (handmade ravioli stuffed with velvety pumpkin puree, crushed almondy Amaretti cookies, and a hint of spices).
Roasted Beet Inspiration from Pasta Sfoglia
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Roasted Beets, Toasted Walnuts, Brown Butter, and Boursin Cheese: clean, earthy, wholesome...and stunningly beautiful.