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The Cookstr Weekly: Pasta Party!

December 6, 2011

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This newsletter is filled with a variety of editorial features and links to Cookstr’s expert recipes by chefs and cookbook authors. You can access an archive of Cookstr newsletters here, and check out more featured recipes on our homepage.

As always, Cookstr recipes are tested, trusted, and handpicked by Cookstr’s editors from published cookbooks to help you on your culinary journey. To get you started, here are a selection of recipes on Cookstr by the chefs and cookbooks authors that made them famous.

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Pasta and Lentils by Maria Felice 

As the days grow shorter and there seems to be less time for weeknight dinner planning, a comforting bowl or plate of pappardelle or pastitio can be just the spot-hitting comfort food you need. Many of these recipes or components thereof can be made ahead and freeze well, good for stocking up in anticipation of wintry weather ahead. They make use of seasonal  ingredients like root vegetables and holiday flavors like sage and wild mushrooms. This recipe for Pasta and Lentils by Maria Felice is quick, easy, hearty and healthy, with pancetta adding a note of richness.

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“This is a chocolate tart for fans of intense chocolate flavor. Paradoxically, I achieve this flavor by diluting the chocolate with caramel, which actually intensifies and darkens the flavor of the chocolate while adding a silky, smooth texture that chocolate on its own cannot match. So if you don’t tell your guests about the caramel, they’ll just say that this is the most decadently chocolatey dessert they’ve ever had.” – Kate Zuckerman



Visit the homepage to see our new slideshow of Winter Salads and Small Plates!

Try Jamie Oliver’s recipe for Warm Salad of Roasted Squash, Prosciutto and Pecorino, or Deborah Schneider’s Little Peppers Stuffed with Garlic, Shrimp and Oaxaca Cheese. As a welcome break between Thanksgiving feasts and holiday baking, these piquant dishes make perfect light meals that are redolent of all the flavors of the season.


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2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 7, 2011 8:48 pm

    This sounds great, thanks so much. Could you provide some more info about the serving sizes?
    – Claire
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