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Oct 7th

Episodes » Episode 47: The Geometry of Pasta

Lately we've had lots of opportunity to work with various people & companies who've broadened our horizons and introduced us to new foods and flavors. The best part, however, is sometimes we get some good shwag for our readers, as is the case today!!

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Moving on, in today's show, we make Pasta alla Norma, the recipe for which we found in The Geometry of Pasta, a book from our friends at Quirk Publishing. We plucked our favorite recipe to bring it to you today!


Tags: pasta, geometry of pasta, ziti, eggplant, tomato sauce, italian recipe
Recipes » Pasta Alla Norma


-1 large eggplant, sliced

-5 cloves garlic, minced

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-2 28 oz cans whole peeled tomatoes

-pinch of red pepper flakes

-Peanut, Canola or Corn oil for frying.

-1 lb Ziti

-1/2 cup pasta water


Tags: eggplant, pasta, italian recipe, tomato sauce, pasta, ziti, geometry of pasta

May 13th

Episodes » Episode 30: Chicken with Mushrooms

Happy Friday monring, everybody. I just paid some bills, so I'm feeling extremely cranky right now. I'm re-watching this episode, Episode 30, Chicken with Mushrooms, hoping it'll cheer me up. Hang's working...working...OK, DONE! I'm happy now! Phew, that just saved my whole weekend.


Tags: chicken, italian recipe, chicken with mushrooms, easy chicken recipe, cheap chicken recipe, breaded chicken, cream sauce, mushrooms, cnn
Recipes » Chicken with Mushrooms


-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs), pounded flat and cut in half

-1 egg

-2 cups Italian breadcrumbs

-4 Tbsp butter

-2 Tbsp olive oil

-16 oz. sliced cremini mushrooms

-1 1/2 cup chicken broth

-1/2 cup cream

-juice of 1 lemon

-1 tsp capers

-1/2 cup parmesan cheese

-pinch of salt



Tags: chicken with mushrooms, breaded chicken, italian recipe,

Mar 25th

Episodes » Episode 24: Penne a la Vodka

Long ago there was a time of terror and chill in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. During this time, the residents hibernated and wore coats and scarves. This time has passed and we've shedded our winter coats for more approrpriate Spring wear. That said, this episode was shot during the Winter Of My Discontent, so that's why I look so tired and cold throughout. Don't judge - it was a terrible winter


Tags: penne, penne vodka, italian recipe, vegetarian recipe, easy italian recipe, pasta, vodka, cooking with alcohol, booze recipe, cream, paremsan, cheap italian recipe
Recipes » Penne a la Vodka


-1 24 oz. jar tomato sauce 

-1/2 cup vodka

-3/4 cup heavy cream

-1/2 cup parmesan plus more for topping

-1 box penne

-1 Tbsp oregano

-salt and pepper to taste


Tags: penne vodka, italian food, italian recipe, easy recipe, cheap italian recipe, cheap and easy italian recipe, penne vodka recipe, cheap penne vodka recipe, booze recipe, recipes with alcohol, heavy cream, vodka, parmesan, penne

Mar 4th

Recipes » Fettuccine with meat sauce


-3 medium carrots, diced fine

-1 medium yellow onion, diced fine

-3 stalks celery hearts with leaves, diced fine

-2 to 3 Tbsp olive oil

-2 cloves garlic. minced

-1 Tbsp dried parsley

-1 lb ground beef

-1 lb italian sausage (casing removed)

-1 Tbsp tomato paste

-2 28 ounce cans whole peeled tomatoes with juice

-2 or 3 bay leaves


Tags: fettuccine, meat sauce, pasta recipe, fettuccini with meat sauce recipe, grandma hilde recipe, easy pasta recipe, cheap pasta recipe, brunoise, julienne, mise en place, italian sausage, ground beef, tomatoes, pasta, italian recipe
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