Chef Lalanne and Josh talk about pasta primavera, adding fresh vegetables to pasta, and more. Josh is also joined by Sharon Ott with the Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation - she talks about the foundation and about their annual fundraiser this coming Saturday in North Platte.
By most accounts, the word "primavera" means "spring". So it's only fitting that the most popular dish utilizing the word "primavera" includes fresh vegetables. No limits. Any vegetables you can get. Fresh. Clean. The most basic form of pasta primavera involved sautéing some fresh garlic and any assortment of fresh vegetables in some olive oil, and tossing it with a pasta of your choice. You can add fresh herbs, fresh grated cheese (like Parmesan or Romano), and even a bit of heavy cream in the cooking process. Any pasta, any vegetables. Quick. Easy. Nutritious. And delicious!
The Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation was created in 2000 to help local people struggling with the expenses of a cancer diagnosis. The foundation helps people pay for transportation and many other peripheral costs associated with being treated for cancer. The foundation is also in the process of raising money to build a Gift of Hope House that will be used to further the foundation's mission of helping cancer patients.
The annual Gift of Hope fundraiser is being held on Saturday, June 2, at the Scout's Rest Ranch in North Platte. There will be a prime rib dinner (along with many other items), a silent auction, and a live auction. ALL proceeds raised through the Gift of Hope Foundation go directly to client services (NO administrative costs associated). A social hour begins at 5pm CT, with dinner at 6pm CT, followed by the auctions. Live music will be provided throughout the event.
Tickets for the event can be picked up at Nebraskaland National Bank in North Platte, or by contacting Sharon Ott at 308.289.2161.
Segment 1 - Chef Lalanne:
Segment 2 - Sharon Ott: