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Recipe for Gnudi, the Naked Ravioli

gnudi--the naked ravioli

Homemade pasta was never easier

by Amy Reiley

In Tuscany, where it came into its original popularity, gnudi means “naked,” which just may make it the sexiest Italian dish of them all. It is basically the stuffing of a ravioli and it is, incidentally, sometimes referred to as Naked Ravioli. We love it not only for the suggestive name but because this recipe for gnudi makes a homemade pasta night not only easy but low carb. Light, simple and slightly exotic, gnudi might be a perfect date night meal. Read more

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Recipe for Pappardelle with Sweet Corn and Carrot Greens

pappardelle pasta with carrot greens

Don’t throw out those carrot tops!

Although not historically aphrodisiac, those green tops from your carrots you typically throw away pack a lot of the nutrients to super-charge your libido. (According to the World Carrot Museum, carrots are a good source of potassium and magnesium. They also contain vitamins C and K as well as protein. However, we recommend buying organic carrots. Farmers generally assume that the greens won’t be eaten and spray the plants with chemicals. So to be safe, choose pesticide-free.) Read more

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Shiitake-Noodle Salad with Nuoc Cham and Herbs

Shiitake Noodle Salad | Eat Something SexyThis recipe comes to us from Becky Selengut, from her latest cookbook, Shroom: Mind-Bendingly Good Recipes for Cultivated and Wild Mushrooms. Here she shares her passion for mushroom, the aphrodisiac ingredient with one of the best folkloric histories. Inspired by Vietnamese noodle salad, the recipe combines the earthy flavor of shiitake mushrooms with the bite of chiles and a garnish of aphrodisiac herbs. Read more

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Timpano! How to make your Big Night

timpano doughDinner and a movie by Diane Brown

These are individual-sized versions of the crowning glory served at the Big Night feast.
Make these miniature timpanos in advance, and pop them into the oven as the movie starts, and by the time Rosemary Clooney starts belting out Mambo, you’ll be ready to mangia like the characters on the screen. Read more