Monthly Archives: April 2009

made in michigan-with lotsa love

I like to think that I’m a local wherever I go- that I’ll find a way to feel connected right away, that I’ll discover the cool places really quickly and not waste a minute or a meal.  I’ve gotten pretty good at this over the years. My goal is to feel at home no matter […]

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what’s in YOUR fridge?

We’ve been having some fun with the video camera, and we’re hoping some of our readers will submit their own Al Dente video! If you do, we’ll send you a case of pasta. Action! [youtube = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lLO7xW4cKY&feature=channel_page]

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pasta with a french twist

Two motivated young woman, a beautiful array of their favorite foods, a willingness to learn and a love of pasta.  One result from this impressive combination was Pasta Eleonore, named after Diane’s Italian friend visiting from Munich where she also attends a French Lycee. Diane is a freshman at the French Lycee in Chicago and […]

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al dente pasta-it’s kosher!

Noodle Kugel, one of the world’s great dishes.   I’m not Jewish, but when spring time rolls around and people from all backgrounds begin celebrating according to their individual traditions, the “American” comes out in me.  Here’s what I mean.  In my opinion, the best part of being an American is that we have the […]

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we’ve got more video!

Once we saw the great photos and recipe from our friend Peggy Lampman, we begged her to put together a short video for us, and as you can see, she really came through! (You can get the written recipe in the previous past). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6HUP95vkf0] Come on people! We know there are some other great talents […]

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