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.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops Recipe

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

We’re hopeless romantics when it comes to this simple melding of pork with salt and pepper from chef Gabrielle Hamilton.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Grilled Chicken Tacos Recipe

Grilled Chicken Tacos With Mango

Yep. Grilled chicken tacos with mango. Prepare to be astounded. (What? Perhaps you were expecting a humdrum weeknight dinner?)

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Pasta alla Norma Recipe

Pasta alla Norma

We’ve tested a lot of pasta alla Norma recipes in our day, and we gotta say, after trying this one, we’re calling it quits on our search.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Barbecue Beef Ribs Recipe

Barbecue Beef Ribs

The predominant ingredient in this masterfully melded barbecue sauce? It’s the bourbon that makes it so darn smooth.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 D, 3 H
  • 6
Panzanella Recipe

Panzanella

Here’s the secret: Before adding the grilled bread—yes, grilled—let everything else meld for half an hour. Trust us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 8
Mussels and Beer Recipe

Steamed Mussels in Beer

This simple summer crowd-pleaser has “easy entertaining” scrawled all over it. (Pssst. Don’t forget the bottle opener.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 2
How to Grill Fish Recipe

How To Grill Fish

Scared of fish? We understand. Actually, it’s not the fish that scares most folks. It’s the cooking of said fish. But not anymore.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Classic Coleslaw Recipe

Classic Coleslaw

How fortunate for us—and by us, I mean humanity—that there exists this recipe for the best classic coleslaw known to man.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 4
Roast Pork Butt Recipe

Roast Pork Butt

Excuse us, but we’re too preoccupied stuffing our pieholes with roast pork butt to say anything. Hey, anyone seen the napkins?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 10 H
  • 4
Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce Recipe

Cornmeal-Crusted Fried Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

“This fried chicken recipe is SPECTACULAR.” That’s what folks are saying about this fried hen with a creamy, peppery white bbq sauce.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 1 D, 1 H
  • 6
Grilled Trout Recipe

Grilled Trout

Nothing is more romantic than cooking grilled trout in the open air. Well, maybe that’s a stretch. Still, it’s a damn good recipe.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 8
Blue Smoothie Recipe

Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Tastes like “bananas and blueberries and creamy icy summertime.” That’s what folks are saying about this spectacularly simple smoothie.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
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