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Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle

Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle

You know when you get to that point toward the end of the holiday season when you just crave something green and not too heavy? That’s when you’re going to want to turn to this quick and easy Snow Pea Shoot Pappardelle made with tender, delicate snow pea shoots.   The snow pea shoots (Dau […]

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Baby Artichokes

True confession: Artichokes scare me  a little bit. I didn’t grow up eating them (or cooking them, for that matter), and they’re so big…and beautiful…and intimidating.  Of course I love looking at them in the farmers’ market. And if someone else wants to prepare them, I’m happy to eat them – I think they’re delicious. […]

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Kitchen Sink Foods

Heading out on a long vacation? Moving? Or is it just time to clean out the refrigerator?  No matter what the reason, there are days when you need to use up the food in the fridge, and re-heating those leftovers just doesn’t sound appealing.  Can food be made just as appetizing – or even more so – the […]

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Fun Food Saturday: Pasta

Folks who are buried under snow have it pretty tough right now, but they have one thing those of us in L.A. don’t have: a great excuse to stay indoors and cook all day long. Fortunately, one of the best chefs we know, Chef Joe of Friday Night Out Catering in Philadelphia, took advantage of […]

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Why is your pasta so…boring?

What does pasta night mean at your house? Spaghetti? That’s OK; it’s just kinda…boring. Spaghetti is more or less just a bunch of straight lines, really. You can do better than that. And even if you’re not sure you can do better than that, at least you can count on Jolly Tomato (with not one […]

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Is Whole-Grain Pasta the Way to Go?

Taking a stroll down the pasta aisle, we’re simultaneously overwhelmed by the number of choices and feeling guilted into choosing “healthier” pastas. Yes, whole-grain pasta undoubtedly has more to offer than regular pasta in terms of fiber, protein, and other nutrients. But it’s a little more chewy – some would even say woody – and […]

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