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Pasta “Frutti di Mare” with Lobster Tail, Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, and Squid

    Frutti di Mare (Fruits of the Sea) is a favorite, and there are any number of variations you will find along the Italian coast and islands. This is a great rendition, you can add or subtract any fresh … Continue reading

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Fettuccine con Pollo alla Padella (Pasta with Chicken in the Pan or Skillet) from La Grotta Ristorante in Atlanta, GA

  La Grotta has been the #1 Italian restaurant in Atlanta since 1978, and is one of the 100 excellent restaurants featured in my first book, “The Restaurant Diet, How to Eat Out Every Night and Still Lose Weight.” It … Continue reading

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Rigatoni Montanaro (With Mushrooms, Sausage, Tomato, Cognac, and Cream) from Tramonti in Delray Beach, Florida

Photo by Fred Bollaci Tramonti’s Rigatoni Montanaro This is a favorite pasta dish from Tramonti, a wonderful Italian (Neapolitan) restaurant on Atlantic Avenue in Delray Beach, Florida. It is one of 100 top restaurants featured in my first book, “The … Continue reading

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Pasta “Scampi” with Ripe Tomatoes and Shrimp

Pasta “Scampi” with Ripe Tomatoes and Shrimp Serves 2-3 Ingredients 1/2 pound imported Italian pasta 1/2 pound Shrimp, peeled, deveined. 2 cups ripe cherry or grape tomatoes 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, additional for drizzle off the heat at … Continue reading

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Penne Alla Vodka: A Glamorous, International Celebratory Pasta Dish, Cooking Tips and Variations

  Penne alla Vodka Serves 4-6   Ingredients: 1/2 yellow onion or equivalent amount of shallots, finely chopped Pinch red pepper flakes (to taste), optional 4 tablespoons unsalted butter *Optional 4 ounces diced pancetta or bacon (can also add sausage … Continue reading

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