Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pasta from Southern Italy

I'm trying to get ahead of things around here. I'm getting ready to run a cooking class party this weekend and the theme is Thai so I'm busy experimenting... I promise to share once I'm sure of the recipes. In the meantime, Presto Pasta Night Roundup is just a couple of days away. This week, Chaya of Sweet and Savory Says It All is hosting and I don't want to miss it.

Lucky for me, I just received a copy of The Southern Italian Table: Authentic Tastes from Traditional Kitchensby Arthur Schwartz. I just wrote all about how wonderful it is, filled with lots of my favorite Italian dishes. Antipasti like Stuzzico, an eggplant, red pepper and onion spread, pizzas to make your head spin, salads, soups, sauces, fish, meat, chicken, desserts...and naturally pasta. Last week I submitted Pasta & Lentils (who could resist) and this week it's Pasta e Ricotta...which takes mac 'n cheese to a whole new level of sophistication and simplicity. Isn't it wonderful when you can have a meal ready in as long as it takes to cook the noodles?!

So what are you cooking up for Presto Pasta Nights? And don't forget to send your entry to chayathecomfycook (at) yahoo (dot) com and cc to ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com. And if you're interested in hosting a PPN yourself, just drop me a line and I'll add you to the roster.

See you at the Roundup on Friday.


Bellini Valli said...

Sounds wonderful Ruth!!!!!

Joanne said...

My dad always makes a shrimp butter sauce over pasta on New Year's Eve, but since I don't like shellfish, he used to make me a dish that was identical to this! I have been trying to figure out the recipe ever since and I think this must be it. Love it! Total comfort food.