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. @domenicacooks

Several shapes of fresh homemade egg pasta dough on a rimmed baking sheet.

Fresh Homemade 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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A red bowl with Christmas Eve calamari--calamari, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes in a tomato sauce

Christmas Eve Calamari

The much-ballyhooed Italian Christmas classic, Feast of the Seven Fishes, stars one fish in Domenica Marchetti’s home. Calamari. And it’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

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A slice of plum almond cake on a brown ceramic plate.

Plum Almond Cake

Haute yet homey, this rustic Italian cake with its delicate crumb and pockets of jammy plum awesomeness will cause you to anticipate plum season like never, ever before.

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Oval casserole dish with spring asparagus and Asiago gratin, topped with coarse bread crumbs

Spring Asparagus and Asiago Gratin

Our easy and elegant solution when you buy not-quite-spring spears of asparagus from the grocery store? Just add cheese and butter and bread crumbs.

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A cooked pumpkin lasagne in a square casserole dish.

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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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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Ravioloni | 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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Carrot Crostata

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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