How to Make Your Own Italian Grandma-Style Pasta Without a Recipe

August 25, 2015

Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, in an effort for you to create your own spin. Today…roasted eggplant gemelli!

It’s a Wednesday night and our October issue is closing. Editors, writers, and designers, including yours truly, are stressed and exhausted—the side-effect of making such a beautiful magazine. At long last, the final story has been shipped to the printer, and the subway ride home is in sight.

Upon arriving at my apartment, the first thing on my…