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Good Eats close to the PA Turnpike, between Pittsburgh and Lancaster

Check out Fisaga in Harrisburg. I think it's at 2nd & Market. It's not that much further north into town than Passage to India. Good food, reasonable prices, good selection. Dining solo, depending what you eat, you could eat for less than $20 with tip. If you go on a weekend night, you may need to wait a while for a table.

That area of 2nd street is known as Restaurant Row now. There's a good selection of chow in that part of town.

Apr 20, 2007
Veritas_Redux in Pennsylvania

Oil or salt in the pasta water?

Thanks for the tips, hounds. I usually use kosher salt, occasionally I use iodized sea salt. I use a big pot if I'm cooking a whole pound of pasta, but if I'm making less I'll use a smaller pot. Easier to wash.

Do you folks mix the pasta with the sauce and heat it in the pot, or do you ladle out the sauce over the bare pasta and serve it like that? I guess it depends somewhat on the type of sauce.

Apr 19, 2007
Veritas_Redux in Home Cooking

Visit to Santa Fe and Bernaillo

Sadie's and El Pinto are in the North Valley / Alameda area, not far south of Bernalillo.

Apr 18, 2007
Veritas_Redux in Southwest

Oil or salt in the pasta water?

Or both?

Oil keeps it from boiling over, but it can make the pasta greasy and limp.

I usually go with just salt myself, and then toss the cooked pasta with some EVOO, but I'm willing to try something new.

Apr 18, 2007
Veritas_Redux in Home Cooking