Pasta

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Roasted Shrimp + Asparagus Scampi with Pasta Recipe

Secret, secret, this scampi's got a secret! Chef and culinary author Julia Turshen's buttery, lemony shrimp & asparagus scampi has a lightning-fast shortcut that'll get dinner on the table stat.

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A bowl of gnocchi.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Talia's Potato Gnocchi

One of the sweetest and most compelling scenes in Godfather III is when Andy Garcia and Sofia Coppola are alone in a spacious restaurant kitchen making gnocchi together. It is leisurely, nuanced and deliciously sensual.

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Pasta sauce with spaghetti.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Dr. Pomponio's Quick Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

Italia Coppola's cousin, Dr. Pomponia, a doctor who lived in Napoli, always bragged about his tomato sauce. It takes just 15 or 20 minutes to make, he boasted, but no one took him seriously. 

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A bowl of pasta fagioli soup.
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Pasta Fagioli Soup Recipe

There are endless variations of this traditional Italian soup, and I've never had one I didn't enjoy. I particularly like this one in fall, when the weather is turning cool hut a few of summers tomatoes linger.

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Bowl of linguine with pesto.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Italia's Linguine al Pesto

A friend likes to say that basil should not be planted until it is warm enough to lie on the ground naked. It is a summer herb, best grown and enjoyed in hot weather.

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Bowl of spaghetti.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Talia's Quick Italian Tomato-Black Olive Sauce with Spaghetti

Here is an ideal weeknight dinner, when you're tired after work, there's homework to supervise and you're facing an early morning.

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Bowl of Alfredo pasta.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

August's Linguine Salza Alfredo

When you order pasta Alfredo in a restaurant, you are likely to get fettuccini swimming in a cream sauce thickened with flour and not the voluptuous dish Italia's oldest son liked to prepare for his family.

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Feast like a Coppola

Cafe Zoetrope | Authentic Atmosphere

Learn about Francis Ford Coppola's San Francisco restaurant and wine shop and why it has been a mainstay in the iconic North Beach neighborhood for the past two decades.

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Feast like a Coppola

Cafe Zoetrope | Specialty Dishes

Many of the items on the menu at Cafe Zoetrope are Francis Ford Coppola's own recipes and the European ambience is something he cultivated.

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Casserole dish filled with Two-Cheese Vegetable-Alfredo Pasta Bake.
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Two-Cheese Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake

Two-Cheese Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake paired with Diamond Collection Chardonnay

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