Twitter #Weekendeats highlights: It’s a pasta party


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One dish emerged a clear favorite during this morning’s #weekendeats chat on Twitter: Pasta. It seemed people couldn’t get enough of the al dente golden noodles and all their glory. Here are some of the highlights from today’s carb-filled chat:

The pasta party started with a recipe for ground lamb with whole wheat pasta shells, broccoli rabe, fresh tomatoes and mozzarella from the blog Mango & Tomato. Hester from the blog The Chef Doc joined in with her recipe for Mediterranean orzo salad with plum tomatoes, fresh basil and feta cheese.


Lisa from the blog The Cooking Bride brought shrimp to the party with what she calls ‘Pantry Pasta Take Two’ with a recipe for grilled shrimp with cherry tomatoes on linguine, and the blog Deliciously Directionless provided a recipe for spaghetti alla Puttanesca and a topic for a provacative conversation regarding where the name ‘Puttanesca’ came from.

Michelle Jenkins of the blog noticed the ongoing pasta trend and shared a photo of spaghetti cartoccio (served in parchment paper) with octopus, tomato and capers from Cafe Juanita in Kirkland WA.

All this noodle talk has me in the mood for pasta. For more recipes, check out these picks from the LA Times Test Kitchen:

Tagliolinei al limone

Pasta with fresh tomatoe sauce

Tom Colicchio’s gnocchi


Lasagna Alla Pina

After the chat, we ask people to upload pictures of their #weekendeats to our What did you eat this weekend? photo gallery. We’ll feature some of the photos here on Daily Dish, so be sure to check back for more #weekendeats and #foodporn throughout the week.

Hope to see everyone next Monday morning on Twitter! It’s sure to be a drool-worthy good time.


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Photos, from left: Whole wheat pasta shells and ground lamb / Mango and Tomato; Puttanesca / Deliciously Directionless; Mediterranean orzo salad / The Chef Doc.