Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
What might that style of pasta be called? Also, looks like braised short ribs, with a nice dollop of ricotta. One of my favorites, but with a bucatini pasta and a parmesan-reggiano cheese instead of the ricotta (only because I never had it with ricotta, and I suspect the ricotta would be tops!).
Those are gnocchi, probably the ricotta kind. I have a machine that makes them but since the pandemic clamped down on my entertaining, I haven't had the chance to use it.
 

Big T

Senior Member
Sarge, Have you ever had it with clam sauce, I can't have linguine with clam sauce when My Mother makes it's nauseating that is why I'd rather have spaghetti and meatballs instead or just spaghetti alone.
Howard, does your mother use canned clam sauce? Is it red or white clam sauce? If she uses a canned clam sauce, you might want to suggest making an alfredo sauce to the mix am sauce into. But I would suggest that you might want to look for a good Italian cookbook, as a present, for your mom. I have no suggestions, as no one in my family, cooks Italian from a written recipe!
 

Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
Howard, give your mom any cookbook by Marcella Hazan, America's Italian grandma. But like Big T's family, I rarely use a cookbook for Italian. I can make almost anything I want to eat out of my head.
 

Big T

Senior Member
Howard, give your mom any cookbook by Marcella Hazan, America's Italian grandma. But like Big T's family, I rarely use a cookbook for Italian. I can make almost anything I want to eat out of my head.
I'm almost afraid to make recipe suggestions, as my entire family cooks from their head. One exception, but only as of late, are recipes cooked by Kent Rollins, on YouTube. He is a cowboy chuckwagon cook that my wife and I have been watching. Simple ingredients that look tasty! I ordered his cookbook from Amazon, and DW has made several of his recipes and all are excellent.
 

Oldsarge

Moderator and Bon Vivant
LOL. I'm afraid to go count but I'm sure I have over a hundred cookbooks in my pantry. Some of them haven't been opened in years but others are for particular recipes I really like and some are for whenever I can start entertaining again. And a couple are pure food porn.
 
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