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Little Italy: Old and New

6 Apr , 2017  

Restaurant Recommendations Rubirosa Il Cortile Peasant Recipes Lamb Bolognese Grilled Shrimp Puttanesca With Polenta Linguine Carbonara If you haven’t been to New York’s Little Italy the images the words conjure in your mind likely fall into one of two groups: Red sauce with gooey mozzarella, checkered tables clothes and strains of ‘That’s Amore’ wafting through […]

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Lamb Bolognese

6 Apr , 2017  

There’s nothing like a rich, powerful Bolognese, especially on a cold winter’s night. But don’t shy away from it in the summer. This recipe uses lamb, but you can easily use duck, veal or another game. The pork just provides a nice, fatty balance to leaner meats. This recipe works really well with a meaty […]

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Linguine Carbonara

6 Apr , 2017  

This dish is often served with fettuccine in America and Spaghetti in Italy. I like a compromise of linguine for the fact that it isn’t as wide, but still has the meatiness of a thicker noodle. Guanciale, which is a spice rubbed, cured pork cheek, is traditional here, but this easy, comfort number is just […]

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Grilled Shrimp Puttanesca With Polenta

4 Apr , 2017  

Puttanesca is normally pair with pasta. But here I’ve paired the classic, pungent sauce with grilled shrimp and creamy polenta. The addition of balsamic vinegar isn’t traditional, but I like the rich, tartness that it adds. This dish makes a great, hearty lunch or a light dinner. You’ll definitely want some good bread to sop […]