Homemade Gnocchi by Marta

The infamous potato dumpling from Italy…Gnocchi!!🥔 Marta @martascooking taught me how to make these delicious little pillows of delight on our live today (video at bottom of post). Like many Italian recipes, the ingredients are minimal- potato, flour, salt and sometimes egg. But it’s all about the technique! Watch the Live video to see Marta’s… Continue reading Homemade Gnocchi by Marta

Arugula-Walnut Pesto with Ricotta by Marta

Marta @martascooking shared this delicious pesto recipe made with arugula, walnuts, capers and ricotta unlike the more well-known basil-pine nut combo. I love arugula so this was a delicious new discovery for me! The creamy ricotta does a nice job of cutting some of the bitterness of the arugula, too. .🍷Alan @altrottasamphora suggests a Pinot Grigio… Continue reading Arugula-Walnut Pesto with Ricotta by Marta

How to Plate Pasta Like a Chef

You’re here probably because you know that we eat with our eyes first.  So, you want to learn how to plate pasta.  Pasta usually gets slopped onto a plate that sadly even the most beautiful pesto or vodka sauce pasta looks like a mess.  This tip is for long pasta like spaghetti, linguini, tagliatelle, papardelle… Continue reading How to Plate Pasta Like a Chef