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Mange to Basta! My Pasta Freska Experience.

My dad recently turned 78 and for his birthday my upwardly mobile parents and I journeyed to Seattle by Amtrak for the weekend. I highly recommend the train – it’s a great way  to travel down to the “Emerald…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 14th, 2014
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The Sunday Sauce: Neapolitan Ragu & Braciole

From noble stock? Not I. But I’m comforted personally by the notion we’re all dirt-digging peasants with appetites base and common. After all, many of the world’s proudest culinary traditions came into being as…

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Posted by: on Saturday, September 10th, 2011
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Tiramisu (“Pull Me Higher”)

My Aunt Bina (in Italian, “Zia Bina”) is a woman of admirable talents. As a member of the Catholic Women’s League, she routinely solicits her fellow parishioners on behalf of local poor. She ruthlessly haggles with…

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Posted by: on Monday, May 30th, 2011
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That Pasta Sauce That So Many of My Friends Love

Our guest post today is by Cara Payne. Cara’s first foodists article should have been about eroticism or sexuality, considering her education and interests, but she chose to go with pasta, another of her guilty…

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Posted by: on Monday, December 20th, 2010
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The Delights of Gnudi and Homemade Ricotta

Way back when the Irish Heather first moved to their new digs, they had a tomato basil gnudi on the menu – a dish that was invented at the Spotted Pig gastropub in New York City and appropriated by various eating…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
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Batali = così delizioso

Let me just cut to the chase and say that the Batali family really know how to delight a meat-loving diner. I have always wanted to visit Salumi (co-founded by Armandino Batali, Mario’s dad) ever since I saw Anthony…

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Posted by: on Sunday, September 19th, 2010
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Butter on the Endive: Sunwolf Supper Series

Outdoor dinner in Squamish by the river with views of the mountain range? Four courses of Italian inspired cooking, with local fresh fruit and vegetables? Hell yes. On July 27 2010, Owen Lightly of the Butter on the…

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Posted by: on Friday, August 6th, 2010
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Pasta Perfection

As soon as it gets cold out and the umbrellas start cluttering sidewalks, I start thinking about comfort food and while the de facto comfort food in my family is really mashed potatos, I usually end up with pasta. What…

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Posted by: on Monday, November 9th, 2009
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Tomato & Pancetta Pasta

As much as I enjoy spending multiple hours preparing dinner, sometimes that’s not possible and the exploration of the “15 minute dinner” is equally as fun. I was in the middle of making a new (to me)…

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Posted by: on Monday, August 3rd, 2009
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My meat and patisserie run

You ever have one of those Saturdays when a slot of time opens up and you can combine three or four things all at once? So it was this Saturday when I needed to go out and grab some sausages for Father’s Day, my…

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Posted by: on Monday, June 22nd, 2009
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Easter Dinner

The topic of Easter dinner came up with some friends a few weeks ago; we were discussing what our family meal had been when we were kids.  Some people said turkey, others said ham, I said lamb.  I checked my Larousse,…

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 16th, 2009
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Three Cheese Ravioli with Mushroom Ragù

Being laid off has left me with a sense of having lots of time on my hands and even though my natural tendency to cram days full to the gills makes that unlikely, it’s nevertheless unleashed a desire to make things…

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Posted by: on Monday, April 13th, 2009
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The Great Bucatini Adventure

Following my previous article on Terroni and the search for Vancouver restaurants that served bucatini all’amatriciana, my husband decided to make it himself. Joseph found two key ingredients at the Granville Island…

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Posted by: on Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
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Best Pasta in Toronto…how about Vancouver?

Last January, I was in Toronto for 2 weeks art directing a food magazine. I was surrounded by amazing ingredients, talented stylists and foodie photographers. I was also given a nice meal allowance per diem to try an…

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Posted by: on Monday, February 16th, 2009
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Tomato poached eggs on truffled polenta cakes

Lately we’ve been doing all our entertaining over brunch. I think mostly because it’s with couples who also have young kids and this way we can see them, and Lila can play with them. And when I say play, I…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
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