About Cal Peternell

Cal Peterell

Cal Peternell grew up on a small farm in New Jersey and earned a BFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Living in Italy with his wife, artist Kathleen Henderson, he was inspired to pursue a cooking career. After working at various restaurants in San Francisco and Boston, Peternell landed at the legendary Chez Panisse. He and his wife have three sons and live in Berkeley, CA. Twelve Recipes is his first cookbook. @calpeternell

A cooked leftover pasta frittata on a round metal pan.

Leftover Pasta Frittata

Got leftover spaghetti in the fridge? If you’ve also got eggs, then you’ve got supper. A simple, frugal specialty of a chef from Chez Panisse, this comes together with spectacular ease.

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A white oval serving plate partly filled with pasta alla Norma with a spoon resting on the plate.

Pasta alla Norma

We’ve tasted 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 for the perfect recipe. Because this is it.

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