Friday, October 25, 2013

Elizabeth Berg's Cooking & Writing Positano, Amalfi Coast

Elizabeth Berg has arrived in Positano, Italy!!!!

All the women have started to arrive for this extraordinary Literati Culinary & Cooking Week.  We will be hands-on cooking and most importantly sharing the art of writing in this exclusive Writers’ Studio which includes hands-on cooking classes too. Elizabeth, as you know, loves to cook!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Recipe From Our Garden

Italian Pumpkins

Paccheri Con Zucca~ Paccheri Pasta With Pumpkin
Courtesy of Chef Raffaele, Positano
Serves 4

500 g Pumpkin (sliced or cubed)
1 Garlic clove, minced
½ Onion, diced
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1 Sprig of Rosemary
Salt, Pepper, and Fresh Basil, to taste
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
400 g of Paccheri Pasta
*(when boiling pasta, reserve 1 cup of pasta water for later use)

Sauté the garlic, onion, basil (reserve some for later), rosemary in olive oil.

Add the pumpkin and allow to sauté a few minutes then add about ¼ cup of reserved pasta water and allow to cook about 15-20 minutes, adding more pasta water as necessary, until sauce becomes creamy.

Cook paccheri in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. Add the paccheri to the pumpkin sauce. Add fresh Parmesan cheese and sauté together for a moment. Serve with fresh basil and grated Parmigiano Reggiano, as desired.