Summer is almost here, and as the daylight lingers outside, this luscious, lemony pasta is sunshine in a bowl. Pappardelle is a ribbony sort of pasta noodle that can carry more of the artichoke pesto with each forkful. The word origin for pappardelle, pappare, in Italian, means to devour, as you may find yourself doing once you taste this dish.
If you want to know New York, get to know its street cuisine. I learned it early. Growing up in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, I would get a lunch of two hot dogs in steam-soft rolls from the guy who set up his stainless-steel pushcart on the corner of 17th Street every morning, rain or shine, Saturdays and holidays, summer-fall-winter-spring.