Because many folks aren't familiar with using buckwheat groats in their whole-grain form, buckwheat is often ground into its characteristically beautiful grey/brown flour and used in crepes or pancakes. But for a savory dinner option, how about pasta?
A bowl of plain pasta noodles just won't do; this simple base begs for a tasty topping. Should you ever find yourself at a sauce loss, here are a few ideas. From a no-fail pesto recipe to a shredded pork and mustard cream sauce (yes indeed!), from a classic Bolognese to a basic Béchamel, these 10 sauces are the perfect pairing for your next pasta dinner.
Here's a simple little fall-time pasta dish with sweet roasted butternut squash and nutty brown butter. It's one of those dishes that makes even a weeknight meal feel special, especially if you splurge for fresh fettuccine noodles and a nice bottle of wine. Serve it with a salad of bitter greens, apples, and walnuts on the side, and dinner is ready.
There was a time when a certain bunny-shaped pasta with instant cheese mix figured prominently in our weekly meal plan. Now we turn to a quick dinner solution that's just as easy and, dare we say, much tastier!
Zucchini, squash, late season tomatoes, carrots. They're all filling up market stands right now and begging for a new kitchen experiment. While hearty fall pasta dishes may beckon in the cooler evenings, taking a break with veggie noodles is a nice way to mix up the typical pasta routine.
We have good friends who are expecting their first baby any second now, and it's had me thinking about what we should make to bring over when the day comes. I've had a few close friends have their first children this year, but unfortunately we haven't lived in the same city, so I'm thrilled to have the chance to help out this time around.
This is the mac and cheese that I grew up on—creamy sauce, chewy pasta, and don't spare the cheese! It always felt like a special treat to us kids, though I suspect that my mother liked it more because it was an easy stove top dish that required almost no thought to pull together at the end of a long day. Whatever the reason, whatever the occasion, a bowl of this mac and cheese will always spell comfort.
While it's great to buy specialty products in-person from the maker, sometimes it's just not possible. (We don't all live near a food or farmer's market.) So to appreciate the full scale and variety of today's artisanal offerings, you have to go online. These nine marketplaces have you covered:
Pasta salad can mean a lot of things to a lot of people; down South, we've certainly made "macaroni salad" our own. Heirloom recipes sometimes include onions, celery, hard boiled eggs, pickles, or sweet relish, and you can always count on a heaping dollop of, but what else? Mayonnaise, of course!
Spaghetti alla Carbonara: when it's good, it can make your eyes roll back in your head with pleasure. It lurks there, beckoning, batting its eyelashes on Italian menus. When you don't order it, you usually end up wishing you had.
Do you ever make it at home? Seems easy enough, right? It's basically just bacon, eggs, and pasta. But like most things with few ingredients, there is a technique that binds all the magic together and if you don't have really great ingredients and a grasp of a few key pieces of technique, you'll be let down — possibly with scrambled eggs on your pasta.
To help you avoid this bummer and give you the opportunity to experience a classic in its greatest form, I spoke to several ace chefs and got the scoop on how to make really authentic spaghetti alla carbonara.