Drunken red wine cavatelli with pancetta and basil

While I really don’t have any reason to add any more pasta tools to my collection, I did add one more this past Christmas and I have to say that I really like it: my cavatelli maker. While I’m still getting the hang of it, I wanted to share one of my more successful recipes…

Giada De Laurentiis’ pepperoncini shrimp.

With Halloween long over and November in full swing, it seems like everyone I know is either thinking about “stuffing season” or is already breaking out the holiday décor. Honestly, if you’re in the latter camp, I can’t say I blame you–it’s been a tough last two years, and if seeing some twinkly lights or…

Air fryer Catalonian-style chicken wings with allioli.

Even though it’s been nearly seven years(!) since we last were in Caldes d’Estrac and eating at El Taller, I still think about their signature roasted meats served with a ramekin of allioli made completely from scratch. (By that I mean they made the emulsion only using some garlic, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil…

Tom Colicchio’s roasted tomato risotto from Think Like a Chef.

Even the most casual of Top Chef fans know that attempting to make risotto usually does not end well for the cheftestants, though there have been a few exceptions. Some notable ones I remember include: Season three premiere: Howie actually makes a successful risotto with uni, but forgets to plate the other required component (frog’s…