Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini pasta pairs perfectly with a spicy Amatriciana sauce

Amatriciana is a spicy red sauce that is very simple to make, and traditionally served over Bucatini (long tubular pasta noodles). Here is a version I like:

* 1 cup of diced pancetta * 1 tablespoon unsalted butter * 1 medium yellow or [...]

Homemade pasta with mushrooms and arugula

If it looks like amateur hour, well… when it comes to pasta-making and me, it pretty much is!

Flour and eggs for pasta dough

No, the egg is not supposed to be running out over the edge, Vesuvias-style, like that. That is exceedingly bad form. But the beauty of cooking is that in [...]

Eggplant sous vide

Eggplant is one of my favorite misunderstood ingredients. I think one of the reasons it gets a bad rap is the fact that it can be bitter or tough if not cooked just right. One of the ways to make it shine is the use of very gentle, low-temperature cooking methods. And so, it [...]