Category Archives: pasta

Butternut Squash Risotto (with brown rice)

Butternut Squash Risotto

Is it still risotto if you make it with brown rice? After having read something somewhere about blood sugar spiking after eating white rice, I decided that I would experiment with making a risotto employing brown, red, black, wild or any other kind of non-white rice. Mark Bittman gives the official okay to this practice […]

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Pasta with Tonnato and Tomato

Pasta, Tomato, Tuna

Last summer, I spent a few days camping with my friend Mikel and a crazy Frenchman he picked up in Austin named Dimitri. The crazy Frenchman prepared impressive meals for us nightly on a propane Coleman stove, taking frequent breaks to smoke cigarettes and drink cans of Budweiser. One night he made an interesting melange […]

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Gnocchi with Braised Pork and Nettles

Gnocchi with Braised Pork and Nettles

I’ve been wanting to braise pork all winter, and thanks to inspiration from brooklyn supper’s recent post and a psychic moment with my roommate, we finally made it happen. Holy shit. We are planning an entire year of menus around braised pork. It’s insanely, unbelievably good. It’s silence at the dinner table while we glut […]

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Lemon Risotto with Spinach and Leeks

Lemon Risotto with Spinach and Leeks

There is something perfect about this dish just for the colors: in January, the yellows, greens and white are a welcome boost of brightness in a cold month characterized by long, dark evenings. You get the sense that you are eating well on multiple fronts. There is the gratification of carbs, the levity of the […]

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Pasta with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Pasta with Delicata Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Frankly, I have never understood the practice of adding sugar/brown sugar/maple syrup/honey to already-sweet winter squash and yams when we’re talking about a dish that’s part of dinner. I believe practices such as this are meant to deceive children into consuming vegetables. What I do understand is a nice marriage of the inherent sweetness of […]

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