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What’s Cooking On 1060: Pastas, Wines, And A TV Spotlight

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(Pasta alla mugnaia.  The long, single strand is typically shared.  Credit: Kateri Likoudis)

(Pasta alla mugnaia. The long, single strand is typically shared. Credit: Kateri Likoudis)

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By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Joe Cicala of Le Virtù (below) is bringing pasta alla mugnaia to his Passyunk Avenue restaurant, made in one strand the way he recently learned in Italy.

“It’s almost on its way to extinction because there’s only a few families that know how to make it anymore, and the next generation doesn’t really have an interest in doing it,” he says.  “So if you do find one of the handful of families in Abruzzo that make it, it’s really cool to see them do this.”

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(Joe Cicala of Le Virtù. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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Cicala says the single-strand pasta is traditionally eaten off the table or a board on the table, and shared by everyone in your group:

“Everyone has their own little ‘real estate’ at the table, and you just pick your own little pile and you eat from that.”

Listen to Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with Joe Cicala of Le Virtù in this CBS Philly podcast…


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Over at Sbraga Restaurant, chef-owner Kevin Sbraga (below) hosts a special wine dinner on Tuesday.

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(Kevin Sbraga of Sbraga restaurant. Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

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“We have to think of the wines — and the wines come first and the food comes second,” Sbraga says.  “Think of the wines, what goes well with it, and then pair the food with that.  We don’t normally get to do that.  Normally we create the food and then hope the wine matches.”

Listen to Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with Kevin Sbraga in this CBS Philly podcast…


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And on Sunday night, you can watch Lou Campanaro of Village Belle restaurant on “Iron Chef America.”

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(Chef brothers Joey and Lou Campanaro. Photo provided)

“We did our best and made some really, really interesting dishes,” Lou (far right) says.  “I’m even thinking about running them all week at the restaurant.”

How did he do?

“It was a quick hour.  I didn’t think an hour went by that fast.”

Listen to Hadas Kuznits’ full interview with Lou Campanaro of Village Belle restaurant in this CBS Philly podcast…


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For this week, that’s “What’s Cooking on 1060!”

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