Rethinking zucchini : Lombrichelli with zucchini and guanciale

I told my friend, Sarah, I was working on a post about my favorite summer pasta dish with squash. “Send it my way,” she said. “Squash is always so drab.” It can be true, particularly with certain varieties of zucchini, whose unusually high water content render them almost flavorless. Water-logged vegetables like zucchini and radishes…… Continue reading Rethinking zucchini : Lombrichelli with zucchini and guanciale

In search of the perfect dough : Egg pasta dough

Sept 2014, Rome: Ross places a large metal bowl on the old scale. It lands with a clatter. He hurriedly scoops piles of soft double-zero flour into the bowl. A plume of flour dust rises from the edges of the bowl as he watches the red arm on the scale gradually tick upward. His pupils…… Continue reading In search of the perfect dough : Egg pasta dough