Category Archives: Vegetarian

In Praise of Homemade Tonnarelli

Now that tonnarelli has been firmly established as one of the most favored shapes in my pasta repertoire, I want to share with you two recent dishes. The first was very simple; pasta made with sautéed julienned vegetables — zucchini, … Continue reading

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Biba’s Green Tea Tonnarelli

Once of the most unusual recipes I found this year was Biba Caggiano’s Green Tea Tonnarelli with Shrimp and Candies Cherry Tomatoes. The recipe was from Biba’s Italy, a cookbook of hers I bought 15 years ago but which I … Continue reading

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Using What You’ve Got

One day last week, when I was cooking for myself, I opened the refrigerator and found mostly odds and ends of ingredients, but nothing that suggested a traditional meal. Among the items I needed to use before they went bad … Continue reading

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Vegetable Garden Soup

In the previous post I mentioned the Romagnolis. Franco and Margaret were my earliest teachers of the joys of Cucina Italiana. One of their lesser-known cookbooks is Zuppa!, and that was the source of a simple and delicious vegetable soup … Continue reading

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Ravioli – Cannelloni – Chanukah

Chanukah arrived early this year, which provided a couple of good occasions for making and enjoying fresh pasta. The feature ingredients were fresh-picked spinach from Small Farm and Kite Hill Almond Milk Ricotta from Whole Foods. The 8th and last … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous November Highlights in Our Kitchen

Just for the record, here are the previously-unpublished best dishes of the month, with and without animal protein. Vegetarian. Seafood

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Krasi – Meze & Wine

One of my favorite haunts for food and wine is Eataly Boston. It has excellent selections of some of my favorite Italian foods. It’s a large store, and it is often crowded, so as one who despises crowds (even BEFORE … Continue reading

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Tartine Einkorn Bread

I’ve been happily making my standard sourdough breads every three or four weeks for much of this year, so I recently decided to explore some new breads. Chad Robertson’s Tartine Book No. 3 has been on my shelf for some … Continue reading

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Express Post: Baked Leftover Vegetables with Montasio Cheese

I had some leftover vegetables from a rice dish made a few days earlier, so I combined them with sourdough croutons and grated Montasio cheese to make a crispy baked vegetable dish. Again, the wine was a rosé from Puglia. … Continue reading

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Eye Candy, Food and Wine Department

These are some of my favorite photos from July’s food and wine adventures. Wine and Small Plates with Friends Snapshots  

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