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10

2012

The Pasta Maker

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If you had a pick on this blog you may have notice my passion for Italian food and specially pasta, I don’t normally give such a shout out to another blog, but this one really took pasta making to the next level, the tutorials on fresh pasta making and pasta dough are really interesting, can’t wait for the full book to be out. nice job the pasta maker!

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07

2009

Randazzo's Clam Bar

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Coney Island17%
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Sheapshead Bay17%

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Coney Island

Coney Island

Night fall on Coney Island on the way to Randazzo’s Clam Bar in sheepshead bay, which might not be really into following this guideline but for me it only adds points to their grate flavor, and feeling of suburban galore here in Brooklyn, the food regardless to it all is a bit pricey but really superb. here is some of what we had.

East Coast Oysters

East Coast Oysters

Baked Clams

Baked Clams

Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari

Butter Garlic Pasta

Butter Garlic Pasta

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07

2009

Family Style Pasta

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Blue Cheese20%
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quick home style pasta, inspired by the trimming actions of my basil plant resulted with this yummy dish, the recipe is just a simple triple beef – tomatoes with some small twists like orange zest and a lot of home made herbs.

Family Style Pasta

Family Style Pasta

This of course also makes a fantastic day after hangover meal, which we decided to attempt with a mix of blue cheese, and if you are a blue cheese fan you would not be disappointed.

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04

2009

Rotini with Tuna

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Rotini with Tuna

Rotini with Tuna

Very much like the classic tuna pasta just with a rotini twist, I made an edition to the pasta marinade by adding some of my spiced pine nuts mix, just to cover for using comercial pasta rather then home made, it came out good, but not like the real thing.

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11

2008

Potato Gnocchi

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Another great Italian classic, take a bit of work, though totally worth it and could be freeze also, make a big batch and save for the day you make the dressing.

Ingredients:

5 lbs whole baking potatoes
5 beaten egg yolks
3.75 cups flour
Pinch of salt

Method:

1. lay the potatoes in a preheated 350 oven, pinch the potatoes in a few places to vent them while cooking. cook for about an hour till they are soft enough.

2. cool the potatoes, peal and mash with a potato ricer (if doing a large batch I would recommend using the food processor here, would be a big time saver)

3. add the flour, eggs and salt to the potatoes mix, and work it in to a light dough (do not over mix)

4. on a floured surface roll 1 inch lines out of the dough and cut them in to 1 inch slices, than with a finger punch them so they get a nice belly (good for catching more sauce)

5. cook in boiled salted water or freeze for future use.