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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.

Trofie a la Genovese Recipe

Rustic pasta with pesto straight from Liguria
Jun 4, 2014 12:00 pm

One of the most famous Ligurian recipes, traditional trofie pasta comes together with cubed potatoes, steamed beans and bright earthy pesto in this one pot dish. High quality ingredients make this simple dish shine. The recipe, after the jump.

Marc Vetri's Most Famous Pasta Dish: Rigatoni With Chicken Livers Recipe

Philadelphia chef shares a winner with us
Apr 29, 2014 11:00 am

We recently got to thinking, what is Marc Vetri’s most popular bowl of pasta? The guy knows pasta. But it turns out, the answer was a bit of a no-brainer. “The dish really embodies what we do,” says the chef of his rigatoni with chicken livers, which is a best-seller at his North Broad Street restaurant Osteria. “It takes a few simple ingredients and puts them together in a way that’s innovative and totally unexpected." The recipe, after the jump.

Illustrated Guide: How To Make Cacio e Pepe

A five-ingredient classic pasta dish, illustrated
Apr 14, 2014 11:00 am

Pasta fans rejoice: you are five simple ingredients away from a steamy plate of creamy, peppery, cheesy spaghetti. Chances are, you have everything you'll need in your pantry. Consult this illustrated guide to making a perfect plate of cacio e pepe ("cheese and pepper") and make it your go-to dish for when you're in a hurry, low on ingredients or simply craving a good bowl of spaghetti. 

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