Some men have cars as toys, others electronics. My toys are pasta-makling gadgets, and the Italian chitarra is one of my favorite – it lets you play your pasta like an instrument.
Pasta, Risotto, Gnocchi
On Making Homemade Pasta
Making pasta at home is a soothing process I find utterly absorbing: knead, roll, cut, fill, shape. Pasta-making has become a journey for me, with endless combinations of flours and ingredients.
Harvesting and Cooking Nettles
Stinging nettles are coming into season here in California, so it’s time to play with the Weed That Bites. Nettle pasta, anyone? How about nettle pesto or nettle ravioli?
The Mechanics of Eating Acorns
Everything you need to know using acorns for food. When to collect, what kind of oaks are best, how to leach out the bitter tannins, how to store the acorns, make acorn flour – and acorn flour pasta.