All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cooking demo’

Gelato, Gelato … Gelato?

Frozen Mascarpone Chocolate And Raspberry Gelato Photo

[Subscribers, please click HERE to view the video form your e-mail. Grazie~] In Italian, the word “gelato” means “frozen” more than it means “ice cream.” So, for as much as we have heard that gelato is the Italian equivalent of ice cream, this “gelato” is really a frozen mousse of a dessert. Quick and easy, with no ice cream maker …

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A Comforting, Italian Winter Recipe~

Veal Tips With Polenta

[Subscribers, please click HERE to watch the “Veal Tips with Polenta” cooking video.] Veal Tips with Polenta Spezzatino della Nonna con Polenta This is the Italian version of a dish most Southerners know well—Grillades & Grits. For Italians, this is hearty comfort food at its best. Nonna taught this recipe to me while I lived with her and her family …

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Haul in the Net~

Bourbon Shrimp Scampi

[Subscribers, please click HERE to view this video from your e-mail.] Bourbon Shrimp Scampi This recipe is a quick one. It is so quick, in fact, that I prepare the whole dish from scratch in the 6-minute cooking segment video! Still think you don’t have time to cook? I will admit that I am a snob when it comes to …

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Cooking in San Fran’s historic North Beach~

"Cookhouse San Francisco" "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

Gianni shooting his segment My recent PR trip to San Francisco was really wonderful because I had a chance to meet and cook with some very fun people. And here is a prime example of it. I was asked by John Mola of Gianni’s North Beach webisode fame to come and cook with him. I took him up on his …

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“Napa” ~ ‘nuf said.

Napa Horizontal

Peel me a grape ~ in November, but not now. Friday has been a whirlwind of a day…which really never stopped from last night, Thursday. For the next 10 days I am going to be all over the San Francisco area, as far north as Napa and Sacramento, publicizing my book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an …

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It’s Child’s Play~

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe post image - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe On my most recent trip to Italy I stayed with the Stefanis (the family in my book) and learned a new and very simple recipe ~ Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe. This recipe is one of the hundreds of classic Italian dishes were you prepare the sauce for the pasta in the time it takes you to …

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Cookies for Santa? Maybe he’ll share~

Biscotti Natale - Beyond the Pasta - Italian Christmas Cookies

Biscotti Natale It’s Christmas time and that means COOKIES! Have to have something to put out for Santa, right? Here is Nonna’s recipe for Biscotti Natale. I have taken the liberty of slightly altering the shape of her original by preparing this version in as round cookie. Watch the above video to see how these are prepared – in my …

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

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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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Let’s get cookin’!

  Sugo…a.k.a. Pasta Sauce~ Ciao Tutti! I thought I’d post a little online cooking tutorial for you to enjoy. It is broken into two parts—the original recording was too big to load it all as one. The recipe is from my soon-to-be released book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family, which has an anticipated online …

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