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A #Not Recipe With Zoodles And The Real Deal At Food52 Pasta Night

Zoodles

Zoodles

This a #not recipe. I’m having fun posting on Food52’s new app and decided to share this, it’s really more of an idea than a recipe I guess you could say.

It started with zoodles, you know zucchini noodles, some oven roasted tomatoes, burrata and shaved parmigiana. Simple right?

Heat some olive oil in a skillet, add some garlic sliced thinly and cook until garlic is softened but not brown. Add the zoodles, season with salt and pepper and may be a little crushed red pepper and toss them around in the olive oil and garlic until the zoodles are warmed, I let them cook about 5 minutes. Remove and place in your bowl or on your plate.

If your burrata is not room temperature put in the microwave for about 20 seconds. In the same pan heat your tomatoes if they have been refrigerated or if you made the tomatoes and they are still warm just spoon on top of the zoodles. Take some of the lovely burrata and place on top of the tomatoes, Β spoon some of the tomato juices that are mixed with olive oil on top of the burrata. Shave some parmigiana or romano on top and enjoy.

Make sure each layer is seasoned with salt and pepper.

This dish is low carb, delicious and nutritious and also really quick and easy to put together.

Pasta Night

Pasta Night

Last night I went to the Food52 HQ in Chelsea to enjoy an evening of great food and company. First of all the offices that house Food52 are incredible, light filled, lofty and beautiful. The space is designed so well, it works beautifully and gives the feeling of home rather than office. I could not get any photo’s of the completed pasta dishes for ambiance the light was very dim and it just didn’t work with my iphone. The tables were set up communal style, the dishes and flatware were exactly what you will find in the food52 shop, beautiful. Their kitchen is a dream, so beautiful and practical at the same time.

Filming for snap chat

Filming for snap chat

Menu, drool worthy food

Menu, drool worthy food

Gorgeous kitchen

Gorgeous kitchen

Food and drink

Food and drink

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My fizzy aperol cocktail

I love everything but for me the star of the show was dessert, so simple but the combination was amazing. Olive oil gelato, crumbled biscotti, beautiful sliced oranges all of this drizzled with good olive oil and chiffonade of basil. Profoundly delicious. I begged for the gelato recipe and Amanda said it is a community recipe that will be in the new Ice Cream cookbook. Really it’s the best olive oil gelato I have ever had.

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72 Comments Post a comment
  1. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    It all looks luscious!
    Maria

    April 8, 2016
  2. Hi Suzanne. Your zoodle dish looks lovely; perfect for lunch, so I wish I had it now! πŸ˜€
    I enjoyed your narrative about the event. It sounds great. I’m so glad you got to attend. You’re right about that gelato — wow! Mega hugs

    April 8, 2016
    • Thanks Teagan, it was a great evening. I am really kind of obsessed with zoodles now. LOL. Thanks so much.

      April 8, 2016
      • I really mean to give them a try. I think zucchini would be a good pasta substitute for me. I’m beginning to get the feeling that there are too many things I don’t take time for, because they’re just for me. Here’s to zoodles. πŸ˜€

        April 8, 2016
  3. WitchyD #

    YUM! Burrata is easily one of my favorite things to cook with, so I’m going to have to try this. My friends went nuts over a caprese salad I made a while back with fried green tomatoes, burrata, thin slices of basil and a strawberry and balsamic glaze.

    April 8, 2016
    • OMG, that sounds incredible. Fried green tomatoes, what a wonderful idea. I like burrata with or on anything it’s the best. I love the sound of your salad. Thank you so much.

      April 8, 2016
      • WitchyD #

        You MUST try it.

        April 8, 2016
      • I love the strawberry balsamic glaze, oh I will.

        April 8, 2016
  4. That’s a great idea to share Suzanne!
    Lucky you to hav attended that event…looks so much fun!!

    April 8, 2016
  5. I have an Italian Shoppe by me that sells pastry and gelato to eat in or take out

    And I must say…once you have been spoiled by gelato there is no going back to Bryers 🍨

    April 8, 2016
    • Isn’t gelato the best. I love it, dense, creamy, not as sweet as ice cream. Hands down the best. My favorite gelato is at Eataly. OMG, so good. Love little Italian shops we have a few here in Brooklyn but Mom and Pops are quickly becoming a thing of the past, so sad.

      April 8, 2016
  6. queensashy #

    Suzanne, the dish is amazing, the simplicity at its best. And the event looks magical, Food52 at its best, and I am so happy you had an opportunity to attend. You got me hooked on that spiralizer and the olive oil gelato — off I go to order the former, and google the latter πŸ™‚

    April 8, 2016
    • I had a wonderful time last night and I am totally hooked on the olive oil gelato, so good. Thanks so much Aleksandra.

      April 8, 2016
  7. What a special invite and night for you-well deserved! Thanks for sharing; I really enjoyed this post! Cheryl xo

    April 8, 2016
  8. What a wonderful event! Everything looked amazing including your beverage! Reminded me of what we drank in Italy.

    April 8, 2016
    • Yes everything was really good the drink as well. It was like a night in Italy. So nice. Thank you so much.

      April 8, 2016
  9. I love zoodles Suzanne. Thanks for another easy dish to make πŸ™‚

    April 8, 2016
  10. Devora Cohn #

    Yummy

    Sent from my iPhone

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    April 8, 2016
  11. Glad to see you are enjoying your spiralizer Suzanne! I have yet to make zoodles with mine, but that is my plan sometime soon! I spiralized sweet potatoes in a casserole dish last weekend and it added a fun touch to the dish πŸ™‚

    April 8, 2016
    • I haven’t done anything but zucchini but intend do do some radishes and beets and carrots. Thanks so much Heather.

      April 8, 2016
  12. This looks great , I wish I was there.

    April 8, 2016
  13. Wow can I come along next time!

    April 8, 2016
  14. This dish looks so delicious, Suzanne! Sounds like you had a great evening!

    April 8, 2016
  15. Wow, what a fun and stunning event! That olive oil was to die for – I remember the first time I tried it at L’Artusi and was so taken aback by how creamy and delicious it was!

    I love your zoodle dish, my favorite kind of recipe… a non-recipe! Perfectly topped with burrata – what could be better!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

    April 9, 2016
    • Thank you so much. the food was really good and loved seeing food52 office. I am trying to cut carbs and eat more zoodles rather than pasta honestly, it’s such a great alternative.

      April 9, 2016
  16. Wow, those looks amazing event! And the food looks so delicious! I love the idea to make the pasta (no carbohydrate). They all full of goodness. I think you have a memorable day there. πŸ™‚

    April 9, 2016
    • Thank you so much Mochi, it was great. loved seeing where Food52 does their magic and the food was amazing.

      April 9, 2016
  17. Love the zoodles and wow, what an amazing event to have attended in Chelsea. You’re soon going to have to buy shares in that company Suzanne πŸ™‚ Loved all the dishes, and what a brilliant idea for dessert, so simple, elegant and satisfying!

    April 9, 2016
    • Thank you Loretta. I have been a member of Food52 for such a long time I do feel like it’s home.

      April 9, 2016
  18. Your #non recipe is delish Suzanne, and everything about the dinner night looks awesome. You are such a lucky gal living so near Food 52 offices… dreaming of being there some day when I go visit NY again! It has been a while now…

    April 9, 2016
    • Oh please visit NYC and stay with me!!!! Thank you so much.

      April 9, 2016
      • IΒ΄m taking your word!! haha!

        April 9, 2016
  19. Such a lovely post Suzanne.. Loved your picture of zoodles and I am sure it is tasty as well. I think I am going to invest in a spiralizer soon. I love everything about food52 event. Everything is gorgeous.

    April 9, 2016
  20. Sounds like a lovely evening/experience….love the zoodles!

    April 9, 2016
  21. The event looks very cool! And your dish looks lovely πŸ™‚

    April 9, 2016
    • It was very cool, thanks Elaine!!

      April 9, 2016
      • You’re a Food52 superstar πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

        April 9, 2016
      • I am just one of the crowd but thank you so much. I am still dreaming about that dessert. OMG, I have to try to make olive oil gelato.

        April 9, 2016
  22. I could swear I commented on this earlier today, but now I’m not seeing it. So if I’m double posting you’ll know why! Anyways, you are so fortunate to be able to attend Food52 events! It sounds like you had a great time and I just love your #not a recipe zoodles! I have yet to get a spiralizer.

    April 9, 2016
    • Thank you Kathryn, yes do feel lucky living in NYC there is always so much to do here and had a great time at Food52. You have to get a spiralizer, it’s great.

      April 11, 2016
  23. The food looks so delicious! Wow and the olive oil gelato sounds so yum, would love to try that out:)

    April 11, 2016
    • That olive oil gelato was amazing. I have to try to make it myself. Thanks so much Freda.

      April 11, 2016
  24. Ooh sounds like so much fun! The food looks amazing!

    April 11, 2016
  25. Everything looks delicious and what a cool event! I love your #not recipe πŸ˜€

    April 12, 2016
    • Thank you so much it was such a nice evening, the food was great and it was so nice seeing the Food52 HQ.

      April 12, 2016
  26. Hi Suzanne, I can’t even imagine what olive oil gelato taste like, I bet it is delicious. Looks like a wonderful event.

    April 18, 2016
    • It’s amazing Cheri, I want to try making it but now the standard is very high after the gelato I had that night. I will be very disappointed if it’s not as good. The recipe is coming out in the new food52 ice cream cookbook so I may wait.

      April 19, 2016
  27. I love the zoodle recipe and have pinned it. Such a gorgeous dish, and must taste wonderful. I also loved seeing the pictures of food52. What a beautiful place and dessert! Thanks for sharing, Suzanne!

    April 20, 2016
  28. What a night it must have been…thanks for sharing your experience, Suzanne! As for your zoodle dish with burrata? Mmm mmm, sounds perfect.

    April 21, 2016
  29. I am hungry already by looking at these pictures

    July 23, 2016
    • Hello and thank you so much for stopping by. The zoodles are just the thing now when it’s so hot, minimal cooking and very light. Thank you again.

      July 23, 2016
  30. D #

    wow this looks delicious !

    August 1, 2016
  31. great pictures!

    August 9, 2016
  32. In the Pursuit of Happiness #

    This looks like such a fun evening, hopefully one day I’ll be able to come along to something like that!

    Please check out my blog too! https://inthepursuitofhappiness.co

    August 13, 2016
  33. Great! Thanks for your sharing

    September 11, 2016

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