Valentino’s

Chef’s Kitchen: Valentino’s Italian Restaurant

by Lorie Lewis Ham


Welcome to KRL’s Chef’s Kitchen, a series of articles that takes us into the kitchen’s of local chefs where they share not only a personal recipe but a story behind it. This week we are in the kitchen of Martin Barcellos, chef and owner with his wife Dawn of Valentino’s Italian Restaurant in Reedley. You'll find a discount coupon for Valentino's at the end of this article.

Summer Time Pasta Salad

by Margaret Mendel


Who wants to cook in the summer? I sure don’t and I do everything I can to get out of standing over a hot stove in the warmer weather. Some days the best I can do in the summer heat is boil water. That’s when pasta salads begin to appear on our dinner table in the evenings. I like to cook a large batch of pasta and then divide it into a couple of meals depending on how many family members will be home for dinner.

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