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Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese

Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese by John Spottiswood

I've been cooking this recipe for so long, and it is so simple, that I have often overlooked posting it. We had it with our grilled chicken this week, and finally I'm putting it online. Marcella Hazan says this method of cooking pasta has eclipsed all others as the favorite amongst Northern Italians. And I must say it's among the…

6 votes
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Farro with fresh herbs

Farro with fresh herbs by John Spottiswood

I had Farro for the first time recently at a party at a winery. I thought it was fantastic served under grilled lamb. It's a little crunchier than barley, and has a subtle nutty flavor. You'll love it with grilled meat! It's a little hard to find, but try an Italian supermarket or Whole foods. You can also substitute "spelt", but…

2 votes
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Semolina Pizza Dough

Semolina Pizza Dough by Peter Miller

This is very similar to my NY Style Pizza Dough which John Spottiswood posted, but I think adding the Semolina dough gives it a little more texture and flavor. This is really good with tomato based pizzas.

1 vote
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Pasta with Grape or Cherry Tomatoes

Pasta with Grape or Cherry Tomatoes by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a great pasta from an island off the coast of Italy that I adapted from Giada de Laurentiis. The roasting of the tomatoes and capers with the bread crumbs makes for flavorful and original pasta. I've served this with and without basil, and prefer it with basil though it is delicious either way.

3 votes
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Baked Farro or Pearl Barley with Asparagus

Baked Farro or Pearl Barley with Asparagus by Nancy Miyasaki

We served this recipe with a Moroccan Lamb Shank last night. It was a delicious accompaniment. We had Farro for the first time served by an amazing chef at our cousin's wedding. Then too it was served with Lamb in a rich sauce. There is something about the combination of tender lamb with farro or barley, which are slightly more…

2 votes
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