In the pantheon of clichéd holiday gifts, the food basket is up there with the fruitcake and the bacon-of-the-month club. Which is why we asked four great chefs and one cocktail whiz—Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi of Torrisi Italian Specialties and Carbone; the Spotted Pig’s April Bloomfield; Del Posto pastry maestro Brooks Headley; and PDT’s Jim Meehan—to personalize the impersonal by curating fantasy theme baskets. Mario Carbone and Rich Torrisi stock a larder that any cutting-edge Italian grandma would be proud to call her own. Dancing Ewe Farm’s Pecorino ($23 for...
READ THE ARTICLE HERE: Okie-Gnocchi: Local chef Chris Becker shares pasta expertise
In the back corner of Urban Agrairian’s cooperative kitchen, Chef Chris Becker is mixing white, fluffy Extra Fance Durum Wheat with water, each tablespoon measured as carefully as a bombmaker would, to create a dough that will become rigatoni or spaghetti or fusilli. READ THE ARTICLE HERE: It's Pasta Time Photo credits File Photo – (published May 3, 2013)
There is nothing like a plate of fresh pasta, adorned with just the right amount of sauce. Chef Chris Becker knows all about making great pasta. In March 2011, he started Della Terra Pasta Company based in Oklahoma City after working with some of the biggest names in the culinary scene who helped mold him into the chef he is today. READ THE ARTICLE HERE: A Passion For Pasta Photo credits OK Mag – This article appears in the July 2012 issue of Oklahoma Magazine
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