Today is the last day to enter in the contest to win a copy of The Glorious Pasta of Italy so be sure to leave me a comment if you haven’t done so yet. In the mean time, the latest issue of La Cucuna Italiana (it’s the October issue)) arrived in the mail today and guess what? The entire issue is devoted to pasta!
Thumbing through the magazine brought me right back to eating in Italy where the simplest of ingredients are turned into the most sublime dishes. I have some pretty fine memories of dining on pasta day after day, something that I don’t really do at home. When in Italy I totally throw out the window any thoughts of “carbs and fats”, and eat whatever suits my fancy and somehow I end up coming home a few pounds lighter.
The pasta recipes are divided into five categories-those made with oil and butter, of course recipes with tomatoes, marinated sauces, vegetable toppings and selvaggina-those made with game. What won me over is that there are no less than seven different recipes based on the humble tomato. My advice is to go out and get this magazine, then stop at your nearest farm stand, load up on tomatoes and once home put the water on to boil. Happy Cooking!