The Cartoon Kitchen: Saffron Pasta with Walnut Sauce

This week's Cartoon Kitchen features Serious Eats' cartoonist in residence Larry Gonick's spin on pasta. —Ed Levine

The Cartoon Kitchen: Saffron Pasta with Walnut Sauce

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About This Recipe


  • For the pasta:
  • Saffron
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups Semolina flour
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil for the pasta
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 cup walnut meats
  • 6 ounces Olive oil for the sauce
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. 1

    Simmer 3 pinches Saffron in water and set aside 30 minutes. Combine with Semolina flour, olive oil, and salt.

  2. 2

    Knead well and set aside 15 minutes. Knead again. Break into suitable pieces and run it through a pasta machine (dust with flour to prevent sticking).

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