Watch Cooking Channel

The Donatella Project

Donatella Arpaia

What’s it take to run a successful restaurant? Good food, obviously. Great customer service. An attractive space that customers want to spend time in. It’s not as easy as it sounds…

Owner of ten successful restaurants throughout New York City and Miami (including namesake restaurant, Donatella in NYC) and Iron Chef America judge Donatella Arpaia gets a new gig as restaurant consultant in Cooking Channel special The Donatella Project this Sunday at 8pm ET.

Restaurant owners using frozen ingredients instead of fresh, or eyesore decor that completely overpowers the restaurant experience – these are just a few of the dining disasters Donatella will coach her clients away from. Whether she’s putting a new chef to the test or updating the décor from drab to fab, Donatella’s coming to the rescue of restaurants in need of her skillful guidance on all issues, big and small.

From the beginning of Donatella’s restaurant career, her mother and father Maria and Lello Arpaia have been essential to her success. “My dad’s been in the business for 50 years,” she says. “And my mother is the biggest inspector of them all. Their opinions and critiques are always spot on.”

Check out Donatella’s father Lello Arpaia’s recipe for Neapolitan Linguine alle Vongole below, from his New York City restaurant Fiorini. Clams, white wine and fresh zucchini make this light pasta the perfect dish for upcoming spring.

And catch The Donatella Project this Sunday at 8pm ET on Cooking Channel.


Lello Arpaia’s Neapolitan Linguine alle Vongole

Serving Size: 2

3 1/2 ounces extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 dozen manila clams
3 ounces clam juice
3 ounces white wine
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or to taste)
8 ounces linguine
1 tablespoon of coursly chopped fresh parsley
1 1/2 oz. finely diced zucchini

Heat 2 ounces of the extra-virgin olive in a 12-inch skillet over moderate-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the garlic and saute until golden brown. Add the clams, clam juice, white wine, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper and red pepper. Cover and steam until the clams open,about 2 to 3 min.

While the clams are cooking, cook the pasta in salted boiling water in a deep pot for 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and add the pasta to the clams. Stir and simmer.This can simmer while you sear the zucchini.

Heat a 6-inch skillet with 1 ounce of extra-virgin olive oil. Sear the zucchini for 1 to 2 minutes. Make sure they keep their natural color. Sear the zucchini at the very end.

Toss the zucchini with the clams and pasta.

Plate in a large bowl, keeping some clams in the shell for presentation. Finish with fresh parsley and the remaining extra-virgin olive oil.

More Italian Inspiration:

Tags:

Comments (2345)

  1. pcfmojo.comIdomonic mongello posted 04/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]that would be the finish of this report. Right here you’ll uncover some websites that we consider you’ll enjoy, just click the links over[...]…

  2. fruchtbare tage berechnen posted 04/30/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some really exciting stuff like this. If you’re new to this site[...]…

  3. Nelson Munerlyn posted 05/01/2013

    Superb website…

    [...]always a fan of linking to bloggers that I love but don’t get a lot of link love from[...]……

  4. tracking system posted 05/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]Every when inside a although we pick blogs that we study. Listed below would be the most recent web pages that we select [...]…

  5. web cam web site posted 05/02/2013

    Title…

    [...]Sites of interest we’ve a link to[...]…

  6. lyoness cashback card posted 05/03/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is an excellent Blog You might Discover Exciting that we Encourage You[...]…

  7. boccale bearding calends posted 05/03/2013

    a how-to video. these are becoming more…

    and more popular. you are essentially creating a tutorial for your readers. grab a news headline and relate it to your niche. solve a problem. do a q & a. you might even get the questions from the comments on your…

  8. seo services posted 05/04/2013

    seo services…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  9. figuras peppa pig posted 05/04/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  10. oil palm plantation posted 05/04/2013

    Title…

    [...]that is the finish of this report. Here you will discover some internet sites that we consider you’ll value, just click the links over[...]…

  11. pusat baju muslim posted 05/05/2013

    Title…

    [...]Here is a superb Blog You may Locate Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…

  12. FREE SHIPPING IPHONES posted 05/05/2013

    Title…

    [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a handful of unrelated information, nonetheless definitely really worth taking a search, whoa did one discover about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]…

  13. wedding services posted 05/05/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or take a look at the subject material or sites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

  14. Iron Tight Storm Shelters posted 05/05/2013

    You should check this out…

    [...] Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless really worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got more problerms as well [...]……

  15. diablo 3 gold posted 05/05/2013

    diablo 3 gold…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  16. chanel bags posted 05/06/2013

    chanel bags…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  17. Sony Support posted 05/06/2013

    exceptional announcement…

    Document found virtually every single weblog site with google along with bing combined with examine many inside your distinctive reports. Proceed take care of in abs great achieve success. Document virtually additional in. upward micron any Rss to disc…

  18. see posted 05/07/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  19. over at this website posted 05/07/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  20. mt4 trade management software posted 05/07/2013

    Visitor recommendations…

    [...]one of our visitors recently recommended the following website[...]……

  21. hermes bags posted 05/08/2013

    hermes bags…

    –…

  22. wow gold posted 05/08/2013

    wow gold…

    –…

  23. small business posted 05/08/2013

    Title…

    [...]check beneath, are some entirely unrelated web sites to ours, even so, they’re most trustworthy sources that we use[...]…

  24. louis vuitton bags posted 05/09/2013

    louis vuitton bags…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  25. cheap jordans posted 05/09/2013

    cheap jordans…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  26. HCG Diet Program posted 05/09/2013

    Blogs ou should be reading…

    [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]……

  27. pictures posted 05/09/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some links to web sites that we link to for the reason that we feel they are worth visiting[...]…

  28. DSL Anbieter posted 05/09/2013

    Title…

    [...]please go to the web pages we comply with, like this a single, as it represents our picks from the web[...]…

  29. Click To Find Out More posted 05/09/2013

    Websites you should visit…

    [...]below you’ll find the link to some sites that we think you should visit[...]……

  30. prada bags posted 05/09/2013

    prada bags…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  31. zwaailicht kopen posted 05/10/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  32. Cheap SEO Services posted 05/10/2013

    Title…

    [...]usually posts some incredibly fascinating stuff like this. If you are new to this site[...]…

  33. pig posted 05/10/2013

    pig…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  34. Homepage posted 05/10/2013

    … [Trackback]…

    [...] Read More: blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/02/25/the-donatella-project [...]…

  35. merchant cash advance reviews posted 05/10/2013

    Cool sites…

    [...]we came across a cool site that you might enjoy. Take a look if you want[...]……

  36. Gems form the internet…

    [...]very few websites that happen to be detailed below, from our point of view are undoubtedly well worth checking out[...]……

  37. Skies Miltonia Condo posted 05/11/2013

    New Projects in Singapore…

    How could I add a link to this webpage so that I can see new articles? This excerpt is extremely great!…

  38. chanel handbags posted 05/11/2013

    chanel handbags…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  39. lacoste outlet posted 05/11/2013

    lacoste outlet…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  40. cheap prom dresses posted 05/11/2013

    cheap prom dresses…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  41. student properties leeds posted 05/12/2013

    Awesome website…

    [...]the time to read or visit the content or sites we have linked to below the[...]……

  42. coach bags posted 05/12/2013

    coach bags…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  43. teufel gutscheincode 10 posted 05/12/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll obtain the link to some internet sites that we assume you should visit[...]…

  44. coach outlet posted 05/12/2013

    coach outlet…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  45. E liquid UK Information posted 05/12/2013

    Sites we Like……

    [...] Every once in a while we choose blogs that we read. Listed below are the latest sites that we choose [...]……

  46. chaussures christian louboutin posted 05/12/2013

    chaussures christian louboutin…

    The Donatella Project | Devour The Blog: Cooking Channel’s Recipe and Food Blog…

  47. gutscheincode plus 10 euro posted 05/12/2013

    Title…

    [...]here are some links to sites that we link to simply because we consider they’re worth visiting[...]…

  48. Lynell Cihak posted 05/12/2013

    Title…

    [...]below you’ll uncover the link to some web sites that we feel you’ll want to visit[...]…

  49. Title…

    [...]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I enjoy but do not get a whole lot of link adore from[...]…

  50. spartoo gutscheinnummer posted 05/12/2013

    Title…

    [...]the time to study or check out the content or web sites we’ve linked to beneath the[...]…

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c