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Nebrodini Mushrooms as Fazzoletti

Nebrodinis are soft, fleshy Italian mushrooms with a very delicate flavor. In this dish, however, we fous on their amazing texture. Sliced thin, they mimic the texture of fazzoletti pasta, affectionately known as “little handkerchiefs.” Lightly sautéing them, as you would with actual pasta, provides a unique canvas that takes perfectly to this basil sauce. A light tomato sauce would work well, too. If nebrodinis are unavailable, substitute king oyster…

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Broccoli Floating on a Shiitake Dashi (Japanese Broth)

Dashi is the foundation of Japanese cuisine. We developed this version using seaweed (it must be kombu – no substitute will do) and dried shitake mushrooms (instead of the traditional bonito, or powdered tuna.) Kombu is available at Asian markets and natural food stores. Our shitake dashi is my favorite stock of all—I often enjoy a cup of it on its own when it’s finished. Stir in 2 tablespoons of…

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