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La Belle Cuisine
A Feast Made for Laughter
Memoir with Recipes)
by Craig Claiborne, 1982,
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
recipe is included in the collection considered
by Craig Claiborne to be the
100 best – out of more
than 8000 – to have appeared during his
century tenure as New York Times Food Editor.
Yield: 2 large
or 4 small servings
tablespoons butter, at room temperature,
cut into 8 pieces
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
cup hot heavy cream
cup freshly cooked peas,
preferably freshly shelled
cup finely shredded, imported or
The important thing about this recipe is to have all the ingredients
ready. The fettuccine must be tossed and served with the other ingredients
within seconds after it is cooked. Heat a serving dish and plates for
fettuccine and place a colander in the sink.
Place the fettuccine into boiling salted water to cover and cook to the
desired degree of doneness. This should not require more than 8 or 9
for al dente, as preferred by Italians.
Test the fettuccine for doneness a strand at a time. Remove the strand
with a fork, let cool briefly, then bite into it. When nearly done, add
the butter to the hot serving dish.
4. When cooked, pout the fettuccine into the colander. Drain quickly and
not too thoroughly. Pour the moist pasta into the serving dish and
toss quickly. Add the cheese, cream, peas, and Prosciutto and
Serve quickly on hot plates. Let the guests
season the fettuccine themselves
with a pepper mill.
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