classic with a twist


Cat Cora’s Bucatini Amatriciana with Bacon

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The very first time I cooked for my dear friend Cat was Passover Dinner – and I was a nervous wreck.  Not only because an Iron Chef was going to be at my table, but also because I’m a “shiksa” who had NEVER before cooked a Passover meal!

With Manischewitz flowing, Passover was a success and soon after Cat cooked her first meal for me.  Bucatini Amatriciana was the super-scrumptious dish that she made and it immediately became a family favorite. My husband loves it so much that for his birthday one year she surprised him with a giant pot of this mouth-watering sauce. Here’s the recipe, from her latest cookbook “Classics with a Twist.”  I guarantee you will love it and crave it as much as we do! Read more »

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