Palette Chaos at Salone del Gusto

Take a left at Puglia This Slow Food “Salone” thing is huge. We’ve gotten the lay of the land and now talk about making a left at Puglia, or you should go past Liguria to find Umbria, and do you want to eat in Spain today? Could you resist walking through Liguria and not tasting five varieties of pesto?

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Garden Arugula with Gorgonzola

To celebrate our first harvest from the garden, we made a ‘rucola con Gorgonzola’ sauce for pasta. It’s a classic pairing of the spicy green with Gorgonzola blue cheese. Quick Gorgonzola lesson: it’s a cow’s milk cheese and it comes in two varieties, sweet/dolce/montagna or piccante. The sweet Gorgonzola is very creamy and mild and works beautifully as a pasta sauce. The piccante version is harder and sharper and works beautifully with a slice of pear and a hearty red wine. This is a great, quick sauce that you can have ready in less time than it takes to cook the pasta.

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Speecy Spicy Spaghetti Gorgonzola

It was an “AHA!” moment, standing in front of the open fridge and trying to figure out what the heck were we going to eat. One of my all time favorite pizzas is a spicy Gorgonzola pizza. I know it sounds a little funny, but it’s addictive and I’ve been known to fight to keep…

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