Linda Pacchiano, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Linda Pacchiano has tested.

Linda Pacchiano

Linda Pacchiano, who holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign languages and international business from Georgetown University, has been a Leite’s Culinaria tester since December 2006.  Linda received her culinary and pastry arts training at the International Culinary Center (founded as the French Culinary Institute) in New York City.  She also trained in advanced cake design with cake artist and author Toba Garrett at the Institute for Culinary Education in New York City.  After she completed her training at FCI, in 2007 she was a Chef-Instructor at the Viking Culinary Center in Fairfield, NJ until October, 2013.  She now teaches at the County College of Morris in Randolph, NJ.  She is also a Wilton Method Instructor and teaches all levels of Wilton cake decorating courses. She is a member of the International Cake Exploration Societe (ICES), the Baker’s Dozen East at the Institute of Culinary Education, NYC, the New York City and New Jersey Cake Decorators, and the NJ Confectionary Arts Guild, the Junior League of Morristown, NJ.

Bacon Manchego Burger

Bacon Manchego Cheese Burger

Chances are you’ve not had a burger like this before, but its inspired Spanish accoutrements are gonna make you say “Olé!”

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Pickled Zucchini Recipe

Pickled Zucchini

Betcha can’t tell the difference between these zucchini pickles and cucumber pickles. Even if you can, we think we know which you’ll prefer.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 6
Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Homemade Pastrami Recipe

Homemade Pastrami

Pastrami. We consider it the other corned beef. We also consider it darn easy to make it yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 D, 7 H
  • 18
Tartar Sauce Recipe

Homemade Tartar Sauce

Commercial tartar sauce tends to be crammed full of sugar and corn syrup and preservatives. Not this little homemade lovely.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 13
Easy Cincinnati Chili Recipe

Easy Cincinnati Chili

Regardless of whether you’re from Cincinnati or have ever experienced Cincinnati chili, you need to try this recipe. Seriously.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 13
Choucroute Garnie Recipe

Choucroute Garnie

Served in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is the hot dog and sauerkraut dish of Alsace. To which we say, oui!

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 5 H, 15 M
  • 2
Easy Doughnuts Recipe

Easy Raised Doughnuts | Cuddureddi

Cuddureddi. It means “a cause for celebration” if you’re from Italy. Well, actually, it means “a sort of doughnut.” Same thing.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
French Vanilla Sablé Recipe

French Sable Cookies

This sneaky sable, a French shortbread of sorts that’s crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, is going to rock your world.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 4
Gingersnap Cookie Recipe

Gingersnap Cookies

True to their name, these little lovelies practically snap when you take a nibble. We love truth in advertising.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 3
Root Vegetable Latkes Recipe

Scraps Latkes

An impressive use for those pesky odds and ends that remain after slicing and dicing roots and tubers. Grandma’d be proud.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Texas Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Texas-Style Barbecue Sauce

Ridiculously smooth and earthy and complex. That’s what we think of this sauce. But don’t take our word. Tasting is believing.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 50 M
  • 0
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