All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘video’

Looking for a “fun-guy”~

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Hunting Morels Subscribers please click HERE to view the video from your e-mail! I grew up in the Midwest, which for me meant that in the spring and early summer it was mushroom hunting time. My junior high science teacher would take each of his classes out into the grounds of the neighboring Catholic church to hunt for mushrooms. Usually …

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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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Get out the grill~

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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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1 Tomato, 2 Tomato, 3 Tomato, 4 ~

Pomi brand Strained Tomatoes - Mark Leslie - Beyond the Pasta

Tomato 101 Here is a little “Tomato 101″ video class on tomatoes ~ specifically, canned San Marzano tomatoes, strained tomatoes (featuring the Pomi brand, my favorite), and tomato paste. Why a video on these? Well, the recipes in my book Beyond the Pasta and on this blog use some of these tomato products and people have been asking me to …

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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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Pizza ~ Pizza

Roman Pizzeria - Beyond the Pasta - Mark Leslie

Hmm, Rome had a Caesar, too ~ Pizza – so much for starting the year off on the healthy side, right? Hmm, well, it may not be as bad as you think. If I were to ask you, “What is your favorite Italian food?” I have a feeling I could place a sure bet that you’d say, “Pizza!” And why …

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A New Year ~ A New Diet

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Got Fruit? With the ever increasing popularity of my book Beyond the Pasta, I have been getting a lot of response from people wanting to know about the Italian diet. Am I a dietitian? Nope, not by a long shot. But having just returned from Italy, where I spent more time with the Stefani family, I have to admit that …

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Back to the Future ~ Viterbo bound

Day 1- Viterbo Crest

~ Returning to my now Italian home ~ Writing a book about real people and the real time you spent with them can be stressful – especially when you wrote it without them ever pre-reading a single syllable. Add to that the fact that there is a language barrier between everyone involved and you might start to understand why I …

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An evening spent around a table~

Book Signing

Earlier in September I spent a wonderful evening at The Book Shelf in Winona, Minnesota, where owner Chris Livingston hosted a book signing event for my book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family. The event was actually a dinner and discussion. Larry, Colleen and their staff at the Blue Heron Coffee House cooked a meal …

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