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J.C. Reid in San Sebastian, Spain It all started in October 2012 when my wife Tamara and I visited friends at a vacation house near Ventorros de San José outside of Granada, Spain. We decided that we’d spend a few … Continue reading
Menu from Granger’s in Sabine Pass ca. 1940s or 50s Reader Bill Gay sent me these great scans of the menu from Granger’s in Sabine Pass after reading my column about barbecue crabs in the Houston Chronicle. I’d say these … Continue reading
I Clivi Friulano The day began with our van trundling up a steep gravel path to the top of a hill where a weathered stone house sat among vineyards sprawling down the surrounding slopes. This morning was misty and dense … Continue reading
Egg, cheese, pepper Spaghetti alla Carbonara by J.C. Reid Serves: 1 main portion (secondi), 2 smaller portions (primi) Prep time: 10 min Cook time: 15 min Ingredients 4 ounces dried spaghetti pasta Rustichella d’Abruzzo, Central Market 2 ounces guanciale, diced … Continue reading
Fresh pasta In our last post, we considered two of the most important ingredients of pasta alla carbonara: the cheese and the cured meat. A third ingredient, pasta, is one of the world’s most prevalent foods. It’s readily available in … Continue reading