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  1. Openings
    Sara Jenkins Picks Her PastaHear about five of her favorites.
  2. Openings
    Vapiano Hosts Red-Carpet Opening in East VillageKevin Kline, Phoebe Cates, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Marian Seldes, Jonathan Ames, Tracey Ullman, and Judah Friedlander were all on hand to carbo-load on the restaurant’s first night.
  3. Empire Building
    Ozumo Owner Also Opening Sonoma Wine Garden at Santa Monica PlaceOutdoor space will figure prominently in Jeremy Umland’s new wine bar.
  4. Openings
    Straight Outta Montrose: Cucina Rustica Opens DowntownAlbert Shahmoradian will tailor his traditional Italian to “more demanding” tastes.
  5. Pasta Wars
    Fast-Food Pasta Joints Prepare for New York Face-offTwo French chains plan midtown outlets.
  6. Openings
    Culina’s Modern Italian and Live Crudo Bar Coming to Four SeasonsIntroducing the third anticipated hotel restaurant opening of the season.
  7. Mediavore
    David Beckham Studies the Art of Pasta; Martha Stewart Attempts Pole-DancingOne soccer celeb learns Italian cooking and one cooking celeb tries sexy dance moves.
  8. Openings
    Cardinale Kitchen and Delaware’s Capriotti’s Debut Dueling DelisArgentine and Italian eats hit Hollywood while Beverly Hills gets a sandwich chain from another state.
  9. Chef Shuffles
    Charlie’s Malibu Reveals a New Exec Chef and New MenuNew food and wine come to Malibu.
  10. Prix Fixe Menus
    Sugo Sundays Coming to Modo MioModo Mio offers its take on Sunday supper
  11. Recipes
    Eat Sfoglia at HomeA recipe from the new cookbook ‘Pasta Sfoglia.’
  12. Back of the House
    Pasta: It’s What’s for Staff DinnerAt many restaurants, pasta is the order of the day for family meal.
  13. Openings
    First Look at Acquedolci, Now Serving Olive Bread and Panelle SandwichesA look at the Italian sub shop and self-declared “mercato Siciliano,” plus its menu.
  14. In the Magazine
    Platt on Minetta Tavern; Dry-Pasta Taste TestAlso in the magazine this week: cocktails at Momofuku Ssäm Bar and the return of the Red Hook vendors.
  15. Openings
    Armani’s PlaceWe’ll get to see how the fashion god cooks pasta when he opens Armani/Ristorante 5th Avenue this week.
  16. Mediavore
    PepsiCo Suffers When You Drink Tap Water; Pastas for High-Pressure TimesShopping for groceries with studly chef Gavin Kaysen in his neighborhood, and the future plans for Aureole, from our glance at the morning headlines.
  17. Engines of Gastronomy
    Fabio Trabocchi Plays a Mean ChitarraFabio Trabocchi has been making handmade pasta on his chitarra for over twenty years.
  18. NewsFeed
    Italian Chefs Just Can’t Agree on How to Make Carbonara So you think you know spaghetti carbonara? You don’t know spaghetti carbonara. That is the theme of the Italian chef coalition ITChefs – GVCI’s current campaign to educate New Yorkers about the classic dish. TChefs – GVCI’, which stands for Virtual Group of Italian Chefs, is charging four of the city’s top Italian chefs to make it exactly according to the “authentic” recipe for one night. On Thursday, Cesare Casella of Maremma, Mark Ladner of Del Posto, Kevin Garcia of Accademia de Vino, and Ivan Beacco of Borgo Antico, will make the dish according to the master recipe approved by ITChefs – GVCI. Or will they? Like every traditional recipe in every cuisine, “authentic” carbonara changes with every chef that makes it.
  19. Engines of Gastronomy
    At Insieme, Marco Canora Makes Pasta Like It’s 1875In the wonderful world of pasta, there is the fresh (usually made with eggs and rolled-out), and there is the dried (usually eggless and extruded). And then there is the unusual hybrid of sorts that Marco Canora has recently introduced on his Insieme menu. While surfing the Web, as all blog-obsessed chefs are wont to do, Canora discovered an old Venetian–style hand-cranked pasta extruder known as the Bigolaro, a.k.a. the Torchio, and if he had his doubts about its decidedly low-tech looks, the price, at $280, was right. The rustic gadget, which was patented in 1875, clamps on to any sturdy tabletop, and although it requires the strength of two Greco–Roman wrestlers to operate, the results are worth the effort.
  20. NewsFeed
    NYC Chefs: Setaro Pasta Rules!Today marks the tenth anniversary of Chelsea Market, a place we would avoid if there were anyplace else to get Setaro pasta. The supremacy of the Campagnan product, sold only in Buonitalia at the market, is something we never stop hearing about: last night, Kevin Garcia of Accademia del Vino told us, “All the top chefs I know use it — it’s the pasta of choice, the best I’ve ever been able to find.” Mark Ladner of Del Posto, Jonathan Benno at Per Se, and any number of other food luminaries swear by the stuff. But why? Buonitalia co-owner Antonio Magliulo says, “This company, Setaro, is very small. They don’t produce a lot of pasta. And when they dry it, it’s at low temperatures, so it keeps the flavor and texture. The way it cooks, the bite that it keeps — it’s something special.”
  21. Beef
    Q. Where Does Mario Batali Sit? A. Read On …We showed up at Babbo early Friday evening with hopes of squeezing into the bar. Surprisingly, we were offered a table in the front room almost immediately. And then, seven courses into our eight-course pasta tasting, the manager appeared and asked if we would move inside the dining room to complete our meal. Were we eating too slow? Why would they make us get up when we were nearly done? Whatever the case, we were blunted by carbs, and obliged. One comped dessert later, we were on our way out, and discovered just what had precipitated the move: Mario Batali himself was sitting in our seat. Luckily, we weren’t under him when he took it. — Jennifer Cacicio
  22. Ask a Waiter
    Alfredo of Rome’s Josh Marmer Refuses to Feed Your American Girl Place With high fanny-packing season winding down, we thought we’d take the pulse of the restaurant that serves fettuccine Alfredo (using the original recipe) in the belly of the beast — Rockefeller Center. Luckily, Josh Marmer, manager and head waiter at Alfredo of Rome, survived to tell all.