Good Italian food
My friend from Rome told me a very long time ago ... the only place to enjoy a fine Italian meal is at home ... Gabrio Buitoni, a member of the Buitoni pasta family ... I went to NYU with him and he was responsible for introducing me to Italian food (I was fresh off the boat from Penang and did not have a clue about Italian cuisine. I have learned plenty since but he planted the seed) ... I really do not go out for Italian ... usually not worth the price and so simple to prepare pasta at home ...
Try this simple pasta ... dice fresh, sun-ripened tomatoes ... finely chopped garlic ... a cup of finely chopped fresh basil leaves ... mixed with a little olive oil and pepper flakes ... preferably prepare the sauce a few hours ahead of the meal-time ... in order for the garlic to marinade with the olive oil and the fresh diced tomatoes ... grind fresh black peppers ... toss the al dente pasta with the basil leaves and mangia over good noodles ... perfect ... here's a recipe
Also, see "How to Eat Spaghetti" by Anna Maria Volpi
Other's reviews of the best Italian restaurants in New York
- "10 Best Italian Restaurants in New York City" - from Gayot.com
- "100 Best Italian Restaurants," by Robert Sietsema, the Village Voice, June 9, 2004
- Best Italian Food 2005, from CitySearch
- Italian Restaurants - New York - from 10Best
|"The Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles," by Cooks Illustrated||"The Arthur Avenue Cookbook: Recipes and Memories from the Real Little Italy," by Ann Volkwein|
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I love Italian food and have been addicted since I inherited a Italian brother-in-law. The home made wines and sausage. Just love how they sit at the table after supper is done and continue to talk and pick away at the food till its all gone. My brother-in-law has 3 restaurants in Edmonoton AB.( Franco's) and he has a Italian family that supplies him with home made sausage which is a recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation. They have a hard time to keep up with the demand, if I want to buy some to take home with me I need to give them 3 weeks noitice and even then I'm not quarateed any sausage. I have attended 4 Italian wedding and that is a experience in
it's self, absoulutley incrediable. Make sure you don't eat for a day or two before you go and sleep two days extra just so you can keep up with the rest of the party.
I am about to retire in a few years and have started the search for all kinds of good restaurant suggestions and
comments from people thru my blog site. Italian Restaurants have to be one of favorite places and hope I can have a list of all kinds from all over the world by the time I'm ready to travel. I'm actually hoping to have my brother-in-law join us in our travel to Italy, he not only has relatives their but can speak the language which will be awesome. But if you or anyone can help with any suggestions or comments on other places in the world I welcome them
--thanks for your time.
Posted by: Joe at April 15, 2006 01:48 PM
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