As I add salt to the boiling water, in a small way, I am also “reconnecting” to my Italian Harlem heritage…Rao’s sauce is my favorite macaroni sauce-bar none! There, I said it…macaroni! Shall I say gravy? Sure, why not! ;-)

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Strawberries with Zabaglione

The Literate Chef

(Preparation time 30 minutes, serves 4)

Adapted from Molto Batali as published in The McClatchy Tribune

Ingredients:

2 pints of fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
4 egg yolks, at room temperature
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup Sweet Marsala
6 oz. Heavy Cream, whipped

Preparation:

1.    In the top of a double boiler, combine the egg yolks, sugar and Marsala and whisk quickly to combine.
2.    Add water to the bottom part of the double boiler and bring to a boil. When water begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and place the top part of the double boiler over it, making sure that the bottom does not come into contact with the simmering water and that the water remains at a high simmer and does not boil.
3.    Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture until it is doubled or tripled in volume…

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