homemade gnocchi

Gnocchi, gnocchi, gnocchi, we see you. We see your tempting fluffy-goodness, velvety potato, doughy fabulousness. We know you’re a challenge. Anything this divine has to appear to be slightly unattainable to keep its good reputation. Light pillows of potato pasta goodness…you must be what angels rest their heads upon at night, right? We see you playing…

sicilian parsley pesto

This pesto was inspired by Sicily’s use of citrus to beautifully balance any herbaceous sauce. The salty, brininess of the olives, the creamy pine nuts, the umami from the anchovies, the sweetness from the golden raisins, the fresh sweetness from the orange zest, all rounded by the parsley, makes for a unique flavor where no…

crab cannelloni

This concoction was conceived on a Sunday afternoon when our hankering for pasta, indulgence, and seafood met at an apex of creativity and the munchies. The deep, rich flavor of the sea partnered with the creamy béchamel and lemony ricotta dance together in an eye-rolling symphony of orgasmic deliciousness. The licorice notes from the fennel…

homemade egg pasta

When traveling throughout Italy, we had the opportunity for a hands on lesson from Bolognese sfoglino, Pio. There, we learned a simply perfected recipe of egg pasta that always works. Use the dough for fettuccini, parppadelle, lasagne, ravioli, cannelloni, etc, etc…the pastabilities are endless.   Ingredients: 200 grams “00” flour 2 eggs pinch of salt…

tortellini bolognese e crema di parmigiano

Last summer, we spent two months backpacking Italy to truly immerse ourselves in the culture. We embraced the attitude of the people, splurged on the wine that came from each region, and connected to the symbiotic relationship between the land and the food. It was a stupendous journey.  While in Bologna, we were fortunate enough…