The Cartoon Kitchen: Saffron Pasta with Walnut Sauce

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


  • 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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