Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Weekend Kitchen: Pasta con peperoni e salsicca

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If you ever find yourself on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, do yourself a favor and go here.  You can thank me later.  My sister and I spent a day at Mamma Agata's cooking school and it was amazing {side note: no one in our class believed we were sisters!  We don't know why - they kept referring to us as "black & white!".  Haha, we think it's pretty funny.}
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Here we are:
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And here is the beautiful view.  Can you imagine looking at this out of your kitchen window every day?  The gardens you see on the hillside are Mamma Agata's.
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This weekend I made one of our favorite pastas from the class:  Pasta con peperoni e salsicca (Pasta with peppers and sausage).  Unfortunately I can't post the recipe because it isn't published anywhere online and it doesn't seem right to give out Mamma Agata's secret.  She did, however, just come out with her first cookbook.  If you feel like dishing out a whole bunch of Euros, you can purchase it here.  I wish they sold it on Amazon!  I'm going to have to break down and get it because I know everything it is probably amazing.
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Back to the pasta - I searched high and low online to find a recipe that was similar.  This one is the closest that I could find.  The ingredients are similar but the technique is not. 
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Here's a few pictures from my pasta:
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This pappardelle pasta was good - it's a little wider than fettuccine.
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I canned tomato sauce this summer using Mamma Agata's recipe.
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Here's everything simmering together:
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All finished!
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Sorry about this post without a recipe, but I wanted to talk about Mamma Agata's!  I'm going to have leftovers right now. . .
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6 comments:

Messy@ Bungalow'56 said...

I'm enjoying your pictures and content so much Alissa, I decided to put you on my blog roll. I'm sure all of my readers will enjoy your blog. It just feels so current and fresh. Can't wait to go to Italy one day, your pictures are making me impatient. This summer we are traveling to Vieux Quebec. All of my girls speak french as well as my husband so I will have several interpreters. I"ve been before and it's as close as one can get to Europe without flying across the ocean.
Take Care,
Dana

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

That view is amazing, and so are your photos. They always look so good! My sister and I don't look alike either, so I completely understand what you guys must go through. You're both still beautiful, though! :)

Kristen said...

Yum Beege! This looks so good, I wish we were back there again right now. Next time we are though, everyone's really going to know we're sisters, haha. Dark and Medium Dark. :)

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Looks delicious! And beautiful!

I've always wanted to do a cooking class over there...

Kelly

autumn said...

every single picture in this post had me drooling! the food, and the scenery. thank you so much for sharing your beautiful italy photos!

JennieGift said...

Your are not the first person I have seen that has posted about Mamma Agata's cooking school - when you went to Italy did you plan your own trip- go thru a tour company? My husband and I are in the dreaming stages of going to Itlay and Mamma Agata is on the list of things do. Do you have any other suggestions? sites to visit - where to stay? - LOVE Your blog!

 

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