Mushroom Ravioli

I started making mushroom ravioli many years ago, when I began seriously hunting mushrooms. These little parcels of love pack…

Duck Ravioli

When I decided to create a recipe for duck ravioli, I knew I wanted to do something besides substitute duck…

Crab Pasta

Sometimes simple is best. That's the case here with this simple crab pasta.

Pasta Primavera

Classic pasta primavera the way Le Cirque used to make it back in the 1980s: Angel hair with fresh spring vegetables and cream.

Shrimp Risotto

A classic Italian shrimp risotto that uses saffron, some peas and lots of butter. It screams spring, even in winter.


How to cook agretti, the Italian vegetable that also goes by monk's beard and is Salsola soda in Latin. Agretti is easy to grow, too.

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

As a Jersey boy, this classic Italian-American pasta dish was one of my favorites: Linguini with white clam sauce. Clams, herbs, olive oil and lotsa garlic!

Pigeon, Dove or Duck Ragu

This is a long-simmered, intensely flavorful sauce for doves, pigeons, ducks, or sharp-tailed grouse.

Smoked Salmon Pasta

Whole wheat pasta with flaked smoked salmon and fresh herbs. Using a hearty pasta like whole wheat with salmon is a great match.

Homemade Agnolotti

Italian agnolotti pasta filled with meat. What meat? Squirrel, in this case. Any light meat will work.

Pork Blood Pasta

Blutnudeln. Pasta al Sangue. Blood pasta. Yes, it is what you think. And I've been wanting to make this macabre pasta for a long time. It was worth the wait.

Chanterelle Risotto

A rich, Italian risotto made with chanterelle mushrooms and sweet corn. Simple, yet elegant.