Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2010’

La Parola del Giorno ~ Coraggio!

Thanksgiving spread 2010 - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

The Word of the Day ~ Courage! We have all just survived or, at least I hope we all survived, a big American holiday – Thanksgiving. For some of us it is a no-brainer, for others it is a day wrought with culinary fear. I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. Having to cook the family turkey used to …

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Denver and the Dog~

Biker Jim's, Denver, Beyond the Pasta, Mark Leslie

When the West gets wild~ “I’d like a wild boar brat.” I said to the guy behind the street corner vendor cart. “Great choice, man. We just got them in today. We have been out of them for the past two weeks.” “Lucky me! I like boar.” “Yeah? Where have you had it before?” “In Italy. Well, not a wild …

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A Simple Cup of Joe~

Coffee - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

“How about a warmer upper?” I have a very nostalgic view of coffee, “java,” ‘joe” or whatever nickname you use.  Mention the word “coffee” or any of its slang derivatives and I immediately imagine something that has been perked in an aluminum pot over a gas flame early in the morning and served in a creamware mug – with or …

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What’s the buzz, tell me what’s a happenin’ ~

Beyond the Pasta - Crostada di Marmellata taken by Frutto della Passione

Besides all of the personal e-mails I am receiving from people who are enjoying the book and finding the recipes very easy and delicious, there have recently been some online reviews that I thought I’d share. Frutta della Passione is a wonderful blog written by a woman living in Italy. She reviewed the book and cooked four of the recipes …

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Where, oh where, has my kitchen gone~ A cooking lesson!

Denver Kitchen E1288585904470

Enjoy the recipe and the cooking lesson! Think you have to have a fantastic kitchen in order to prepare and serve good food?  Not true!  I am out of town working and living in a hotel for the next two months.  See what happens now that I am no longer able to cook in my “House Beautiful” kitchen.  I’ll prove …

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