All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Videos’

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

A New Year ~ A New Diet

fresh fruit - beyond the pasta - mark leslie

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

“Suckered” into loving breakfast~

Lola, Seattle- Beyond the Pasta, Mark leslie

My second day in Seattle started off with the unusual. In the block up the street from my Seattle hotel was a restaurant named Lola. It came recommended as a great dinner spot by my publicist, who had been to Seattle two weeks prior. “Go to Lola – one of the best meals I have had in a very long …

Read More

It’s a party ~ Italian-style!

Seattle's Space Needle- Beyond the Pasta

I spent this past weekend in Seattle for the Festa Italiana and it was incredibly fun! I missed the grape stomp – I’ll guess I’ll have to wait until next year before I break out my inner Lucille Ball to have a grape battle in a vat! Here is some video footage I put together about the weekend. Divertiti! – …

Read More

Put one foot in front of the other ~

Horizontal badge- Beyond the Pasta High Res

Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family – and it was a grand success! Thomas and Cheryl were thrilled with the turnout at their book store Capitol Book & News, Montgomery, AL. I could not have been more touched by the great number of people who attended – WOW! Last week, the first book signing was …

Read More

“Beyond the Pasta” Trailer~

Ravioli- Beyond the Pasta, Mark Leslie

Below is the latest trailer for my book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family. RELEASE DATE: September 1, 2010 by Gemelli Press, LLC. The finishing touches are being done and soon this two year process from first keystroke to published book will be complete. Stupefacente! When I started writing this book, I said that my …

Read More

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 …

Read More

Lesson Number 2~

Nonna cooks Pollo con Limone~ Recently, I received an e-mail from Alessandra filling me in on all the happenings back in Viterbo. I mailed the Feb House Beautiful with the article on our house (http://www.mark-leslie.net/2010-starts-with-a-bang) to them back in early January and, when I hadn’t heard from them, I sent an e-mail making sure that they had received the magazine. …

Read More

Page 1 of 212»

"Beyond the Pasta" is owned and operated by Mark Leslie. Unless otherwise specified all content, writing, recipes and photography is original and held in copyright through the Library of Congress. It may not be used without the express written consent of Mark Leslie.