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.

Watercress Soup Recipe

Watercress Soup

“What’s up?” you ask. We actually prefer “What’s sup?” as it more pointedly asks what lovely thing you’ve been supping as of late.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 0
Turkey Meatball Soup Recipe

Turkey Meatball Soup

This outrageously satiating riff on Italian wedding soup swaps traditional beef and pork meatballs for turkey with the lilt of lemon.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Southern Fried Catfish Recipe

Southern Fried Catfish

Even avowed seafood haters belly up to this crisp and delicate Southern fried catfish that’s plain and simple and perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Barbecue Pimento Cheese

Barbecue Pimento Cheese

Not all pimento cheese recipes are created equal. This one, with a touch of barbecue, definitely has an unfair advantage.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 2
Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Rice

In our defense, we know the difference between cauliflower and rice. But we still like this subtle, sneaky, eat-your-veggies trick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Campari Fizz Recipe

Campari Fizz

This Campari Fizz aperitif juxtaposes the herby, bitter taste of Campari with the sweetness of sparkling wine to stunning effect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

Yorkshire Pudding

Perfectly browned on the outside and soft, moist, and buttery on the inside. Just a little effortless elegance to accompany your roast.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 13
Vegetable Broth Recipe

Vegetable Broth

Clobbered by a guilty conscience each time you let vegetables languish in the fridge? Yeah, us, too. Until this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Butternut Squash Gratin Recipe

Butternut Squash Gratin

“Beautiful.” “Delicious.” “Easy.” “Comforting.” “One of the best things I’ve EVER made.” That’s what folks are saying about this recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 4
Maple Pork Chops Recipe

Maple Pork Chops

Expect a simple, subtle sweetness from this simple supper that you can toss together from pantry standbys.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables Recipe

Pot Roast with Potatoes and Vegetables

This classic, hearty, homey dish—just like something your grandma used to make—is the perfect one-pot meat and potatoes meal.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 8
Roasted Carrots With Duck Fat Recipe

Duck Fat Roasted Carrots

Surely you’ve heard of potatoes roasted in duck fat? Same basic principle—and unspeakable loveliness—applies here.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 6
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