About Domenica Marchetti

Domenica Marchetti

Domenica Marchetti is a former newspaper reporter who increasingly found herself more interested in what to have for dinner than the day's news. Since then she's written The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy and Big Night In: More Than 100 Wonderful Recipes For Feeding Family and Friends Italian-Style. Her upcoming book, The Glorious Pasta of Italy, will be published by Chronicle in 2011.

Plum Almond Cake

Plum Almond Cake | Torta di Prugne e Mandorle

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 24
Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

An easy, elegant way to coax stalky asparagus to goodness, with cheese and bread crumbs concealing all manner of out-of-season sins.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 8
Pumpkin Lasagne

Pumpkin Lasagne

A lovely labor of love, this lasagna buries fresh pumpkin pasta beneath a quartet of cheeses–mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Fontina, and Parmigiano. May wanna loosen that belt.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 6
Pumpkin Label

Pumpkin Pasta Dough

Spectacular handmade noodles that take their lovely color and subtle flavor from the sweet and vibrant flesh of pumpkin or whatever winter squash you fancy.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 6
Bechamel Sauce

Béchamel Sauce

An all-purpose white sauce that melds rich, creamy, and nutmeg-y, béchamel is nothing but milk, butter, flour, salt, pepper, and a pinch of spice. Simple, yes?

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Giant Ravioli

Giant Ravioli | Ravioloni Valle Scannese

And by “giant,” we mean ginormous. Whopping. Biggest ever. Cookbook author and intrepid pasta eater Domenica Marchetti divulges both recipe and reason.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

Tastes just like what they slide in front of you at trattorias in Italy, with someone’s nonna in back rolling out sheets of fresh pasta, upper arms jiggling.

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  • 25 M
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  • 17
Simple Tomato Sauce

Simple Tomato Sauce | Sugo di Pomodoro Semplice

As the title promises, this recipe is simple. Maybe even beyond simple. Even so, this seasonal must tastes like summer in a can.

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  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 1
Christmas Eve Calamari Recipe

Christmas Eve Calamari | Calamari in Umido per la Vigilia di Natale

Slurp this bowl of Christmas Eve Calamari, rich with onions, garlic, tomatoes, Italian bread, and, of course, the glorious calamari rings and tentacles.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Giant Squid

Christmas Eve Calamari: Feast of the One Fish

The Feast of the Seven Fishes in Domenica Marchetti’s home stars one fish: calamari. It’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

Apricot Semifreddo Recipe

Apricot Semifreddo

This is a frozen apricot mousse made airy thanks to the folding in of whipped cream. When sliced it’s beautifully flecked with golden bits of apricot.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Carrot Crostada

Carrot Crostata

A stunner of a side dish, this luxuriantly smooth, creamy carrot and Parmigiano-Reggiano tart is certain to win friends and influence people.

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  • 55 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 1
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