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square pasta with sausage and with chopped chives sprinkled on top and grated Grana Padano cheese
Fall Recipes, Italian, Pasta, Recipes, Spring Recipes, Summer Recipes, Winter Recipes

Spicy Abruzzo Ventricina and Salsiccia Pasta (with Gold-Drawn Verrigni Soqquadro Pasta)

This lightly creamy spicy pasta recipe encompasses everything I want in a comforting bowl of pasta —  chewy artisanal Abruzzese Verrigni gold-drawn pasta (even more porous than delicious bronze-drawn pasta), Italian salsiccia, piquant Abruzzo Ventricina salami, garlic, herbs, onions, carrots, a little wine, and a splash of cream come together […]

a NYC subway map with a mini black and white cookie-inspired cheesecake in the middle with matchbooks from some of nyc's iconic restaurants and bars lying around it and a red NYC notebook. The cheesecake is split right down the middle with a light white chocolate side and a dark milk chocolate side to emulate the iconic cookie.
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NYC Black and White “Cookie” Cheesecake (1/2 Milk Chocolate-Caramel & 1/2 White Chocolate-Vanilla Bean Cheesecake)

This two-toned dual-flavored mini cheesecake recipe is delicious from the crust up and pays tribute to one of NYC’s most iconic desserts — the black and white cookie.  This one-half white chocolate vanilla bean and one-half milk chocolate caramel cheesecake recipe has it all — a super smooth and creamy, […]

A Japanese Pork Bun BLT on a vintage Italian plate with gold trim.
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BLT Bao Buns (Japanese-Style BLTs on Homemade Buns)

If you love BLTs and Japanese pork buns as much as we do, I think you’ll love this ultimate and very delicious BLT. One part American classic and two parts Asian deliciousness makes one of the best BLTs ever. Super-soft homemade bao buns, slathered with a quick sesame-soy spicy mayo, […]

a tray with four pork buns each with two pieces of braised pork belly, quick salt and sugar pickled cumbers, sesame-soy-mayo, hoisin sauce, and scallions topped with a little shredded lettuce
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Fluffy-Soft Homemade Pork Buns (Momofuku & Ippudo-Style)

This Momofuku & Ippudo-style pork bun recipe includes the best, most tender soft homemade bao buns (Gua Bao or Baozi) and slow-braised pork belly which is basically a set-it-and-forget-it kind of dish with otherworldly deliciousness. As for the bao (the buns), I use a special ingredient and method for the […]

two long pieces of golden brown braised pork belly in a white ceramic casserole dish
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Easy Japanese Braised Pork Belly (for Momofuku & Ippudo Style Pork Buns)

This easy braised pork belly recipe is perfect for making Japanese-style pork buns, but you can also use it as a topping for homemade tonkotsu ramen, or as a delicious side to your eggs for brunch. Brined overnight and slow-braised until super tender, you’ll never need another pork belly recipe. […]

closeup of a super shiny single soft boiled caramel colored ramen egg resting in a ramen spoon in an empty ramen bowl
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How to Make Perfect Jammy Ramen Eggs (Ajitsuke Tamago 味付け卵)

Learn how to make perfectly jammy soft-boiled ramen eggs at home with just 3 ingredients (4 if you want to get fancy). Also, known as Ajitsuke Tamago, Nitamago, or Ajitama, these caramel-colored umami-rich eggs are a favorite addition to homemade ramen or eaten as a snack. When cooked well, ramen […]