Sourdough Fettuccine with Chocolate-Lamb Ragu

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Have you gone completely insane like me? Do you keep your sourdough starter on your counter in two separate containers that you’ve affectionately named Toby and Sassafras? Are you constantly in search of things to do with the starter, to the point that this week you’ve tucked it into chocolate cake and stew and next up you’re thinking of building a sourdough car?

I’m guessing probably not, which is why I need an intervention. Like stat. It’s really bad, people. I […]

What? You’ve Never Heard of Bolognara?

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Bolognara is a smash-up between two classic Italian pasta dishes- Bolognese and carbonara. I suppose I could also call it carbonese, but I like bolognara better- there is something less awkward about it. It’s about the most non-traditional thing ever, and I don’t want to get bludgeoned to death by stalwart supporters of the old world, but it’s really the perfect antidote to the typical holiday fare gracing our tables this season I couldn’t resist. Shhh, don’t tell your Italian […]

Foodbuzz 24×24: Molecular Gastronomy 69th Birthday

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Molecular Gastronomy. It’s one of the most hotly-debated concepts in modern cuisine. The term was originated in the early 1990’s by an enterprising group of scientists who were looking for a name for a series of conferences they held in Erice, Italy commingling the culinary and scientific disciplines. It has taken on a life all its own in the last twenty years, inspiring a new breed of chefs like Wylie Dufresne and Ferran Adrià to constantly push the (gelatin) envelope. […]

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