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Cook the Book: Albaretto della Torre

I wanted a meaty dish for my Rosemary bread.

My inspiration: Fare la scarpetta. It’s an Italian saying that encourages diners to mop up every last morsel of their meal by using bread like a “little shoe.”

Sugo 'd' Arrosto

That led me back to Jeffery Steingarten’s book: “The Man Who Ate Everything.” I found a pasta dish from Albaretto della Torre that would let me mop up meat sauce with bread.
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Sausage and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Once again, inspired by Food Network for dinner. Giada’s pasta dish with spicy Italian sausages and sun-dried tomatoes looked really easy.

I couldn’t find frozen artichokes at Whole Foods. So I used frozen kale instead.


The meat and oil from the tomatoes packed so much flavor into this dish. I liked the smooth and savory components from the white wine and chicken stock. We also enjoyed the mozzarella chunks melting on the hot pasta.

Also – the pasta tastes great for leftovers.

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