Rao’s Minestrone

This delicious soup comes to us from Rao’s Cookbook. Rao’s is the legendary Italian restaurant in East Harlem New York. For more than 100 years they have been serving truly home style cooking in the tiny corner establishment. It’s history is long and varied, colorfully reviewed in this wonderful book. Rao’s is all but impossible to get…

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New Mexico Red Chile Sauce

This essential sauce is adapted from Joseph Wrede, head chef at Joseph’s of Santa Fe. In it we use dried red chiles that we’ll rehydrate and combine with onions, garlic, cumin and coriander for an authentic Red Chile Sauce. In his recipe Chef Joseph uses New Mexico chiles, no doubt. I used Guajillo with a couple of Chipotles…