Posted in October 2012

Spaghetti all’amatriciana

One of my favorite Christmas presents last year was this book: The Geometry of Pasta. A collaboration between designer Caz Hildebrand and chef Jacob Kenedy, the book’s conceit is that each pasta shape has a number of sauces that are “perfect” for it. This is no new notion: all of the pasta and sauce combinations … Continue reading


Slow Food Writing: M.F.K. Fisher and Tamar Adler

I was a junior at Penn when I first read M.F.K. Fisher. My advanced nonfiction writing professor assigned us a story from the post-humously published Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me, and I recall falling for Fisher’s wit and smooth prose. I soon discovered that Fisher was one of the most acclaimed culinary writers of the … Continue reading


Summer Wrap

La Mangiatrice took a hiatus from blogging this summer, not for want of food-related happenings to write about. For me, it was a summer of fancy hot dogs, too many zucchini from the CSA, ice cream cones, Victory Summer Love Ales, and Caprese salads. Here’s a little wrap-up of the two best food-related things I … Continue reading