A Spicy Tomato Pasta with Fresh Ricotta that Drew the Crowds in Naples

Spicy Tomato Pasta Choosing to follow the crowds instead of the guidebooks, food writer Janet Fletcher and her husband found themselves one day in a crowded working-class lunch spot in Naples. “After a glance around, we decided to have what everyone else was having: rigatoni in tomato sauce topped with a dollop of snow-white ricotta,” … Read more

A Meatless Pasta that Mushroom Lovers in Particular Will Like

Meatless Pasta Mushroom enthusiasts, in particular, will like the meatless pasta featured here. It showcases shiitakes and less common varieties such as brown clambshell, chicken-of-the-woods, gamboni, and trumpet. The result: an earthy dish combining broad ribbons of pasta and rosemary-scented mushrooms. (Click here to see the recipe.) The dish – featured in The Glorious Pasta … Read more

A Rustic Italian Pasta Whose Origin is In Dispute

Bucatini all’amatriciana is a classic Italian pasta dish. But there’s some dispute in Italy over its origin. People in the central Italian town of Amatrice say they’re responsible for its creation. Hogwash, say chefs in Rome, who claim it as their own. Regardless, this dish is one of our favorite pastas. It packs lots of … Read more

A Smoky, Savory Veggie Pasta That’s Easy and “Delivers Heaps of Flavor”

Viviane Bauquet Farre loves recipes “that can be thrown together in minutes, yet are healthful and over-the-top delicious.” Viviane, a whiz at creating wonderful dishes, has done just that with the orecchiette pasta featured here. It’s landed a top spot on our to-do list of flavorful, healthy recipes for the New Year. “The tender-yet-robust chickpeas … Read more

Start the New Year with a “Sophisticated Yet Simple” Radicchio Pasta

We splurged on great meals over the holidays: roast goose stuffed with apples and dried fruit; mushroom and ricotta ravioli drizzled with our Limited Reserve olive oil; and a chocolate-laden Buche de Noel. With the arrival of the New Year, we’re ready to return to simpler dishes. The fettuccine with radicchio featured below is a … Read more

A Dish that Will Wow People: Linguine with Roasted Beets

We did a double-take when we first saw the photo here for linguini with roasted beets, fresh tarragon and caraway. It’s stunning!  We’re betting it would warm the heart of any dad this Father’s Day … or any day. And you don’t have to be a dad to like this pasta. It’s literally a conversation … Read more


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