Having eaten hundreds of versions of this Roman classic in restaurants and in the homes of friends, I finally came up with a method that guarantees a perfect Cacio e Pepe.
Pasta alle Vongole is one of those mystical dishes where an alchemy so delicious occurs that a list of ingredients does little to account for its depth of flavor. Pasta with clams tastes like the perfect day of surfing—salty and rich, fresh and bright, entirely satisfying.
Depending on how it’s cooked or cut, cabbage can yield all kinds of different flavors, from crisp and peppery in coleslaw to beautifully caramelized, as in this dish.
Paella’s lesser-known cousin, fideos, boasts small toasted noodles simmered in a smoky tomato sauce. For a weeknight version, we swapped chorizo and shellfish for chickpeas, fennel, and kale.
Cauliflower is roasted until nicely browned, then tossed with garlic, pine nuts, capers, a jolt of lemon zest and freshly cooked pasta. Finish with shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano and another layer of lemon and grab a fork
I came upon a fantastic marinated artichoke bar there, and the thought just struck me how tasty marinated artichokes might be in a pasta.
Alla barese, in the Bari style, always means this favorite preparation, made with the spicy greens called broccoli rabe or rapini in America, a little garlic, a pinch of chili pepper, and a few anchovies for the salt.