All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘recipes’

Day 5: A Casa ~

"2012 DaVinci Wine Storyteller Experience" "Mark Leslie" "Beyond the Pasta"

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Mark Leslie Today Show Appearance ~ Columbus Day

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Here is my appearance on NBC’s “Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda” for Columbus Day, October 10, 2011. I must tell you that Kathie Lee and Hoda were really kind and a lot of fun ~ and that goes double for all of the Today Show staff and crew. Truly relaxed, organized, and enthusiastically ready to go! Here are …

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Inspiration Abounds~

Pasta Al Forno

One just has to be adventuresome! I have not always been so comfortable in the kitchen. For the longest time I was terrified of making pasta by hand. Why should it have terrified me? It is just a couple of eggs and flour. Simple, right? But sometimes cooking isn’t about the food, it is about overcoming the fear of food …

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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

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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~

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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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Ah, to love~

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~ 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~

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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~

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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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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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