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Your Pasta Sauce Is A Dirty Lie: Puttanesca Unrelated To Prostitutes

Back off, carb freaks: the spicy sauce ain't yo ho
Oct 27, 2014 4:00 pm

Well this is embarrassing. Without further ado, we hereby apologize to puttanesca, that saucy Italian dish of pasta with tomatoes, garlic, anchovies, olives and capers, for the decades it was assumed to be named after the ladies of the evening who cooked it. Really, mia cara, on behalf of pasta lovers everywhere, scusarsi. Here's the real story behind that salty wench of the Italian menu. 

Baked Ziti With Italian Sausage Recipe

Kick off casserole season with perfect baked ziti
Oct 8, 2014 3:00 pm

Welcome to America's Test Kitchen, the promised land of troubleshooting your most basic cooking fails and fixing problems you never knew you had. The editors' new cookbook: The Make-Ahead Cook, is an ever-useful guide that will unobtrusively lead you away from the the take-out menus and back into the kitchen where a much better dinner awaits you. No time to cook? Master the art of "make it ahead of time" and dig a serving spoon into that baked ziti, fast.

The Secret Ingredient In This Pasta Dough Is Yogurt

You can use yogurt in pasta dough. Believe.
Aug 27, 2014 12:00 pm
yogurt pasta dough
Photo: Branden Byers

Sometimes the secrets of fermentation surpass our knowledge capacity. The process that yields pickles, kimchi, yogurt, wine and other tart, flavorful and especially healthy ingredients can be used to enhance almost anything you cook. Blogger, podcast host and all-around fermentation master Branden Byers' new cookbook, The Everyday Fermentation Handbook, is a fount of knowledge. Ever think you could enhance pasta dough with yogurt? Prepare to be amazed. 

15 Summer Pasta Recipes To Help You Cook Through Your CSA Box

Refreshing creations perfect as sides, on their own
Aug 11, 2014 11:00 am

In the heat of the summer grilling season, it's easy to overlook some versatile, crowd-pleasing dishes. Sure, we all love throwing burgers and dogs on the grill every weekend, but we'll be the first to tell you that it's wise to branch out once in a while. That's why we've rounded up these 15 pasta ideas. Using the summer's bounty of veggies, these refreshing recipes make the perfect accompaniment to a glass of white wine or rosé.

10 Seafood Pasta Recipes For A Delicious, And Light, Summer Dinner

Pasta with crab, lobster, shrimp, clams and more
Jul 23, 2014 2:00 pm

This isn't farewell to meatballs, it's just "see you later." It's hot out there, you know? Lighten up your pasta with some fresh seafood, olive oil, chili peppers, citrus, fresh herbs and lots of veggies. Pick up a bag of mussels, a big hunk of swordfish or a mess of fresh sardines and toss away. Need a compromise? Fine, the mussel pasta has chorizo in it, too. We're nothing if not accommodating to your dinner needs. 

Crab Pappardelle With Orange Zest Recipe

Tender pasta with fresh, citrus-spiked crabmeat
Jul 1, 2014 3:00 pm
Photo: Jonathan Lovekin

Belinda Harley's new book, Roast Lamb In The Olive Groves, is a contender for our favorite cookbook of the year with stunning photography of fresh Greek dishes we'll definitely be adding to our repertoire. You'll never look at a can of jumbo lump crabmeat again. 

Kickstart This: Pasta Flyer, A World-Class Gluten-Free Italian Joint

Let's make chef Mark Ladner's dream come true
Jun 12, 2014 1:00 pm

At this stage in the gluten-free game, plenty of restaurants offer wheat-free pasta and noodle options. You can get gummy brown rice penne to ruin your nice puttanesca or substitute rice noodles in your ramen because it's just as satisfying. Right? Wrong, says NYC chef Mark Ladner, a longtime master of the fine-dining Italian scene. Let's cheer on his fresh new concept, Pasta Flyer, hurtling towards a pop-up near you.

We Can't Put Down This Awesome Cookbook Dedicated To The Design Of Pasta

From Angel Hair to Ziti, a graphic anthology.
Jun 5, 2014 11:00 am

Check out The Geometry of Pasta, a stylishly-packaged illustrated cookbook that approaches pasta from both a culinary and design standpoint. Get lost in for hours while you educate yourself on the shape of Sicilian spaccatelle ("bent like the politics"), or how the pinched center section of farfalle helps to keep it al dente while cooking. It's the perfect embodiment of the art of pasta design crossed with pasta-loving designers, after the jump.

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