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Kari writes: Tonight is book club and I promised about a week ago (when I wasn’t thinking) to bring over something appetizerish. I would love to get away with making something without going to the supermarket. Maybe some sort of dip with the ricotta (and garlic?), but I’ve never made a dip with ricotta before. For dipping, I’ve got pita or naan in the freezer.
Tony’s take: My advice is going to make you happy: you can stay where you … Continue Reading
Helen writes: I’ve been thinking about this pasta I had in a restaurant a couple of years ago that had a spicy sauce with tomatoes and cauliflower. I’ve canned diced tomatoes, cauliflower, and pasta – not sure what else I need or whether you can tell me how to make it.
Tony’s take: I’m with you, Helen. The restaurant Al Forno in Providence RI made a dish like this famous – a creamy sauce with t0matoes, cauliflower, cream, and chili … Continue Reading
Canadiens fan writes: I have a bunch of vegetables, some ricotta, and plenty of pantry staples. Now what?
Tony’s take: I’m going to tell you to go somewhere kind of surprising, somewhere forbidden, if you will. Pasta primavera is one of those things that you should avoid at all costs when eating out; the kind of soggy pasta dish that steeps in a bath of cream and sodden vegetables in a chafing dish at a company luncheon or cruise ship … Continue Reading
Yankees Fan writes: This is what I have kicking around for dinner tonight. Between the quinoa and polenta is farro (and to the right are blood oranges). I’ve got a rotisserie chicken in the fridge, as well as some fresh herbs. What do you think?
Tony’s take: I think, as a diehard Red Sox fan, I must be pretty hard up taking questions from your kind. But the Sox beat the Yanks yesterday and so the past must be forgiven. … Continue Reading