The Chew: Toni Braxton
R&B star Toni Braxton was in the kitchen with The Chew crew to help Mario Batali prepare a Goat Cheese Fettuccine Recipe. Want more approaches to Mac & Cheese? Try Carla Hall’s Cheddar Crumble and Michael Symon’s Pulled Pork Mac.
Braxton, whose sisters can be seen on the series Braxton Family Values, loves to cook. She said that her siblings each have their own approach to the kitchen, from extra butter to passing off store-bought as homemade. Her kids think her macaroni is too fancy.
Toni Braxton has a new album available now, called Love, Marriage & Divorce. She said that she went through a dark phase of her career when her divorce was finalized, and she used the healing power of music to get back into the game.
She said that she and her ex are now friends and are focused on co-parenting, which Toni said was “very Caucasian."
Mario Batali: The Chew Goat Cheese Fettuccine Recipe Ingredients
Mario loves to be different, so he made something that is a cross between Fettuccine Alfredo and Macaroni and Cheese.
- 1/2 sliced Red Onion
- 3 chopped Scallions
- 1/2 lb aged raw Goat Cheese
- 3 tbsp Grappa
- Chive Blossoms
- Unsalted Butter
- 1/2 rinsed, sliced Leek
- 1/2 bunch chopped Chives
- 1/3 lb grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
- 1 1/2 lb Fettuccine
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
The Chew: Mario Batali Goat Cheese Fettuccine Recipe Directions
- Saute oil and butter on medium heat.
- Cook onions and leeks until they are soft.
- Toss in chives with scallions, salt and pepper.
- Cook two minutes.
- Boil a large pot of generously salted water.
- Cook pasta for a minute less than package directions.
- Drain, but save a bit of the pasta water and add it to the sauce.
- If desired, pour Grappa on the cheese and light it to ignite.
- Toss onion mixture with pasta.
- Sprinkle in parmigiano to create a sauce.
- Serve garnished with chive blossom and extra cheese.
You could serve your pasta in a hollowed cheese wheel or in a pan, whatever sounds better for you.