Nuts | Pasta

Pasta with cauliflower, raisins, saffron and pine nuts

I realize I have many cauliflower recipes and am happy to add yet another. Such a humble, unpretentious vegetable, the cauliflower, where the repertoire of flavor combinations is endless. Yet again, this Sicilian-style recipe is a must. Serves 4 12 oz bucatini pasta or a one of your choice 1 small cauliflower,cut into florets 1/4 […]

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Fish | Pasta

Pasta with cauliflower and anchovies

This is a Marcella Hazan recipe which is so simple and so flavorsome. It was brought to my attention recently by the person who served me at the Beverly Hills Cheese Store. Thank you!! You can adjust the amount in this recipe if you’re using less than 1lb of pasta. Serves 4 1 & 1/2 […]

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Tuscan tomato and white bean soup

Gorgeous, smooth and velvety. Lovely for the Fall. Serves 4 3 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 4 anchovy fillets, chopped 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth 1 28oz can good quality tomatoes, chopped 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp […]

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Fish | Sauces

Tonnato sauce

This is one of the loveliest cold sauces to put over thin slices of cold chicken, turkey, veal or roasted red peppers. The lovely tuna flavor with the capers is really special and it’s very silky. 2 large egg yolks, at room temperature Sea salt 2 1/4 cups extra virgin olive oil 5 tbsp freshly […]

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