All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘italian food’

Day 2: Now The Fun Begins…

"2012 Davinci Wine Storyteller"

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Grilling the Garden~

Grilled Garden Vegetable Panini

Preparing Grilled Garden Vegetable Panini [Subscribers, please click HERE to view the cooking segment from your e-mail.] The end of summer means gardens and farmer’s markets are exploding with produce, but sometimes you get tired of only using them in a salad or as a side dish. Here is my recipe for Grilled Garden Vegetable Panini, which will keep your …

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Cooking Family-Style Italian~

Chicken With Tomatoes Olives Post Photo

Welcome to Nonna’s! [Subscribers, please click HERE to view the cooking video from your e-mail.] In this cooking segment on WSFA-12′s “Alabama Live!,” I show host Judd Davis how to prepare 2 quick & easy Italian recipes: “Chicken with Tomato & Olives” and “Roasted Potatoes with Fennel Seed”—yes, “surprise, surprise,” not all Italian food is centered around pasta! The chicken …

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I scream, you scream, we all scream~

Gelato Rome "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

for GELATO! E-mail subscriber’s click HERE to watch the video! I was in Italy in January, visiting the Stefanis (the family in my book Beyond the Pasta), which means I was eating gelato as often as I could! Here is some video I shot of my favorite gelateria in Rome – Gelateria del Teatro. In this video, you’ll see some …

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Simple cooking – LIVE on KRON-TV

Classic-Tomato-Bruschette-horizontal-photo "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

Cooking with Henry Tenebaum on KRON 4, San Francisco E-mail subscribers: Click HERE to view the video. Here is my early Saturday morning appearance on KRON 4 in San Francisco with the very popular Henry Tenebaum. Have fun as Henry gives me a hard time while I prepare the simple and quick Italian classic: Tomato & Basil Bruschetta. Henry was …

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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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Get out the grill~

Grill Kbk

Or let’s grill in! It’s that time of year when half the country is still in the grasp of Old Man Winter while the other half is enjoying the budding, flowering show of Spring. Here is Alabama we have already been grilling and dining al fresco. I realize that it is a little early for grilling up north, but here …

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Ah, to love~

Post image heirloom tomatoes - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

~ The Love Apple ~ (Heirloom Tomato, Onion, Basil and Mint Tart Recipe) When the tomato was first introduced to Italy from South America – yes, the tomato is not indigenous to Italy – it was thought to be poisonous. Its odd, sometimes ugly shape and varying color really made people nervous. Eventually, as it caught on and became more …

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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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Let’s Bake a Cake~

Nutella front post image - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

La Torta di Stefano ~ Coconut Yogurt Cake with Nutella Frosting In honor of World Nutella Day, February 5, here is my Coconut Yogurt Cake with Nutella Frosting recipe. In true Italian fashion, this is a dense and not overly sweet cake. The cake’s “sweetness” is based on the Nutella frosting, so the cake itself does not add yet another …

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