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

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

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 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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Rectangles of pumpkin pasta dough

Pumpkin Pasta Dough

Spectacularly stunning—and unbelievably easy—handmade pasta that takes its lovely color and subtle flavor from sweetly savory pumpkin or other winter squash.

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A slab of homemade Guanciale on a wooden board.

Homemade Guanciale

Yes, you can make your own silken, creamy, intensely satiating cured pork at home. Without access to an estate in Italy. Here’s how.

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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 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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A cooked pumpkin lasagne in a square casserole dish.

Pumpkin Lasagna

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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