Archive for September, 2011

La Romita and Your Inner Explorer

September 29th, 2011
Edmund

Katherine Brimberry departed about a week ago for home with her group of print-makers.  We know that Flatbed Press in Austin is one of the best print-making studios in the country, but we didn’t know how entertaining and inspiring it would be to shake this place up with Katherine’s innovative techniques.  To call her processes “green” would be perhaps confusing in the world of art, where green is a pretty established concept.  We can call them “non-toxic.”  The power of the sun and an old

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Ciriole alla Ternana – Part 4

September 28th, 2011
Ciriole alla Ternana

And finally, bringing the Ciriole together with a spicy tomato sauce. Part 1 – Pasta Fresca Part 2 – The Story of this Recipe Part 3 – Ciriole – Making the Pasta Part 4 – Ciriole alla Ternana – The Complete Dish Ciriole alla Ternana Ingredients (trad): 1 link or 1/4lb of spicy italian-type sausage, casing removed and pulled apart into very small pieces 1 28oz can of San Marzano Tomatoes (see ) 1.5 Tbsp fresh parsley (Italian or flat-leaf, finely chopped) 1 Tbsp Olive

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Ciriole alla Ternana – Part 3

September 28th, 2011
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Here we get to the nitty-gritty: the actual recipe for the pasta itself. Make sure you check out the videos at the bottom of the page, featuring Irma demonstrating the steps! Part 1 – Pasta Fresca Part 2 – The Story of this Recipe Part 3 – Ciriole – Making the Pasta Part 4 – Ciriole alla Ternana – The Complete Dish Ciriole Ingredients (trad): 3 Cups flour* 1 Cup minus 1 Tbsp water scant 1/2 tsp salt scant 1/4 tsp soda makes approx 1lb

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Ciriole alla Ternana – Part 2

September 28th, 2011
Le Ciriole di Irma

Part 1 – Pasta Fresca Part 2 – The Story of this Recipe Part 3 – Ciriole – Making the Pasta Part 4 – Ciriole alla Ternana – The Complete Dish About This Recipe From Alessandro – I’ve known that I wanted to include this recipe in our collection for quite a while, so when I went to visit La Romita in April 2011 I leapt on the opportunity to learn from a master. Some of our past participants might remember Irma Cruciani. Irma was

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Ciriole alla Ternana

September 28th, 2011
Ciriole alla Ternana

By all rights, recipes with short ingredient lists should only need a few words of explanation, but obviously there are exceptions. Who could be surprised that pasta, the iconic dish of Italy, would need more than a few short paragraphs to do it honor?  Making fresh pasta may seem daunting, but it’s a rewarding endeavor and we hope to inspire you to try making some yourself! So in four parts: Ciriole alla Ternana Part 1 – Pasta Fresca Part 2 – The Story of this

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Adabelle Hill

September 27th, 2011

La Romita has been lucky enough to have some truly remarkable people involve themselves with the mission. One person who created an indelible mark on our school is Adabelle Hill, who joined us almost at the beginning and shortly became a fixture, lending her considerable talents to the school in its formative years and helping it become what it is now. So it is with great sorrow that we learned of her passing on August 20th, 2011. Enza Quargnali posted the following: Adabelle has been

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