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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

This tangled mess of words translates to “spaghetti with garlic and oil” in Italian. A traditional pasta dish originally from Napoli is made by lightly browning garlic in olive oil. Some folks add fresh parsley and crushed red pepper. This aromatic recipe is from chef Roy Choi, who developed it …

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Chocolate Coffee Bundt Cake

The fluffiest cake in the world deserves a thick, rich ganache icing. A cup of seriously strong coffee added to the batter …

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Penne alla Vodka

The origins of penne alla vodka are mysterious and anonymous. There have been multiple claims to the invention of this rich and …

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Creamy Chicken Cacciatore

Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian but in cuisine, alla cacciatora refers to a meal prepared “hunter-style,” often with beef cake tomatoes, a …

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California Paella with Lobster

Paella’s just a fancy schmancy word for pan so don’t let the Spaniards scare you away from making this at home, especially …

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Macho Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a tomato-based vegetable soup, best served cold. It originated in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. It is widely consumed …

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Banana Cream Pie – Oh My

It’s a tradition in my home that the birthday person gets to request any dessert of choice for their special day. Oh …