A hearty take on the northern Italian classic from Bamonte's restaurant in Brooklyn, New York.
Peanut butter, sesame paste, and chile-garlic paste combine to make a silky, savory sauce for these noodles—a Chinese-American restaurant staple. Chopped peanuts and a flurry of slivered cucumber and carrot add crunch.
Whether or not this dish of tube-shaped penne pasta lavished with a peppery, vodka-laced cream and tomato sauce was created in Italy is a matter of heated debate in some quarters; some say it was the result of aggressive marketing on the part of vodka importers. Whatever the case, it has become firmly entrenched as an Italian American classic.
Warming, filling chicken soup just may be the ultimate panacea. Cooking the noodles in the broth enriches both the noodles' flavor and the soup itself, which thickens slightly from the released starches.
The owner of Le Cirque set out to make two pasta dishes for his friends while on vacation, one with vegetables, one Alfredo style. But in the end he mixed the vegetables with spaghetti and cream together, and Spaghetti Alla Primavera soon became a regularly-requested item at the restaurant.
These rich dumplings are an ideal vehicle for syrup. Vallier Robert uses butter in his grand-pères, but the Chouinards use the lard drippings from their oreilles de christ (fried pork rinds).
The secret to this ultracreamy macaroni and cheese? A little Velveeta mixed in with the other cheeses.
The recipe for this wonderful regional take on mac and cheese is an adaptation of one in The Gift of Southern Cooking (Knopf, 2003) by Edna Lewis, a Southern culinary legend, and Scott Peacock, the former chef of Atlanta's Watershed restaurant. Two ingredients set this macaroni and cheese apart from the pack: grated onion and Worcestershire sauce.
This dish is served at Macbar, a Manhattan restaurant whose menu lists a dozen mac and cheese variations.
Chef Terrance Brennan of the Manhattan restaurant Artisanal uses penne instead of the standard elbow macaroni for his take on the dish, which is topped with a crisp panko–Parmesan crust.
In this adaptation of a popular southern Italian specialty, king crab legs are a meatier alternative to blue crabs.
This creamy dish calls for quill-shaped garganelli, though penne will work just as well.
We got this satisfying pasta dish from Justin Smillie, the chef at Smith's, a restaurant in New York City.