Posts tagged spaghetti
The Spaghetti Dish You Can't Live Without

When I first moved to New York, my mother-in-law made sure to pass along a lot of her local ingredient knowledge. With seafood there was one constant: Citarella. She would travel over 20 blocks to get her fish at Citarella because to her there was nothing better.

So when Joe Guerrera- Citarella’s founder and original fishmonger - came out with a book, I knew it was going to be great. The title is succinct perfection: Joe Knows Fish. I had to have Joe over and he decided to share one of his easiest recipes, Spaghetti Vongole. It starts with good pasta and very fresh cockles or littleneck clams. But it’s one of those recipes that takes only a few ingredients and makes something magical.

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Updated Spaghetti Puttanesca

Sometimes I get a cookbook that speaks to me. There are a lot that I think are great ideas or superbly written but I know I will never cook from it. But it is a treat when I open a book and think 'I am going to cook so many of these recipes'. That's how Colu Henry's Back Pocket Pasta felt to me. I'm a carb obsessive to begin with but this just made it all so easy and realistic while still feeling fresh. And that's exactly how I would describe her take on a Puttanesca.

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