Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Special Edition Magazine from Bon Appetit: Pasta Favorites

When I saw the cover of this hefty pasta cook "book" in all its full-color glory, my first thought was, I wish I could smell those meatballs! If ever there was a yearning for scratch and sniff, it was at that first glance. I seriously want to eat that Spaghetti & Meatballs All'Amatriciana.

This special edition is a magazine format, with over 125 pages of recipes to entice such as Penne with Lemon and Root Vegetables, Pancetta and Taleggio Lasagna with Treviso, Goat Cheese Ravioli with Bell Peppers, Seafood Pasta with Lemon-Saffron Herb Dressing, Thai Chicken Salad with Rice Noodles and more. Full page color pictures are plentiful. It is easy to use with chapter headings such as Quick, Baked, Ravioli and Other Filled Pastas, Gnocchi, Gnudi and Spaetzle, Salads and Sauces. And if you are hankering for some serious comfort food, turn to page 51 for the Tuna Noodle Casserole with Leeks and Fresh Dill.

You can find this special edition at the Conde Nast Store and also at Whole Foods stores as well as Barnes & Noble, Borders and Hudson News, among other outlets.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

HSN and Bon Appetit

I will be returning to HSN on November 4th and 5th for several airings and a very special Bon Appetit subscription rate. Last time I was there with our September Restaurant issue we had fun on the set with Wolfgang Puck (when I fell in love with the Rice Cooker). We had so much food on the set, from main dishes to desserts and apps, but the item I kept nibbling was the Bacon and Cashew Caramel Corn seen here. Can't wait to see what we will have on set in November as all the food will be from our Thanksgiving issue, which is my favorite.