Lobster Spaghetti: The Best Way to Eat Lobster

I don’t care if you summer in Newport or or Hyannis Port, if your house has more than 10 bedrooms, kindly refrain from referring to it as “the cottage.” You’re not fooling anyone. A mansion by any other name is still the same, regardless of how old and gray the clapboard is. In the kitchens of these time-warped cottages, mayonnaise still flows and squeaky lap dogs run free, while lobsters wear rubber bands and prepare for their final squealing swim. Personally, I’ve never much cared for musty, mayo, or mini-dogs, but who am I to judge?...more

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti al Pomodoro Crudo (Raw Tomato)

I’ve just returned from sunny Spain, where we enjoyed tapas and sangria late into the wee hours. It was a blast. The landscape was spectacular.  The people were amazing. The food and wine were delicious. Olé....more

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti al Finocchio (Fennel)

Now that the eternally long wait is finally over, I can rest easy knowing that England has a new future king....more

Sunday Pasta ®: Pappardelle al Ragu di Coniglio (Kangaroo)

No, coniglio is not exactly kangaroo (or canguru in Italian), but rather it is rabbit, although there is a resemblance.  I just like the ring of it: ragu di canguru or kangaroo ragu....more

Sunday Pasta®: Trofie al Pesto Genovese (Basil Pesto Sauce)

I once had a bowl of trofie al pesto for dessert. We were young, carefree, and on the Italian Riviera, Zelda and I. We wandered into a trattoria. It could have been any trattoria in Liguria. The pasta arrived at the table....more

Sunday Pasta®: Spaghetti al Pesto di Peperoni (Red Pepper)

 It’s once again time for annual performance reviews at the office. They’re a real pain in the neck to give, but their effectiveness cannot be disputed, as I can think of a  better way to track progress and suggest improvements in an organized, structured, and non-confrontational manner....more

Sunday Pasta®: Penne al Sugo di Pollo (Chicken)

!Que cojones! Let’s face it. Anthony Weiner has got something that Christine Quinn wants. And I don’t mean his last name, which is a curse of double entendre....more

Sunday Pasta®: Tortelli di Granchio (Crab)

In case you were wondering, the Italian “paesano” translates into countryman, and the slang Italian-American version,  “paesan,” basically translates into homeboy.  What most people don’t realize, however, is that homies are responsible for almost everything we eat.  In ivory towers, they might credit this culinary generosity to...more

Sunday Pasta®: Cavatelli con Broccoli

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne ceaselessly into the past.” Frankly, I thought he was talking about Memorial Day weekend traffic out to the Hamptons. Nor am I sure that the story is a real tragedy either....more