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Video: How to Make Farfalle with Duck Ragù

Elena North-Kelly

March 30, 2015

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We're excited to announce our partnership with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll share instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.

Gabe and Katherine Thompson’s intimate downtown restaurants offer discerning New York City diners soulful Italian cuisine with a modern spin. For their recent Beard House dinner, this powerhouse husband-and-wife team crafted a menu of the sumptuous fare featured in their new, aptly named cookbook, Downtown Italian, paired with exquisite wines chosen by their talented partner, Joe Campanale.​ One of our favorite dishes of the evening was a luxurious duck ragù spooned over farfalle pasta, and we've been craving it ever since. Can't get your hands on the cookbook? Don't fret: in the video below, editorial director Alison Tozzi Liu demonstrates how to prepare the hearty pasta dish. 

Elena North-Kelly is senior editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.