My love of cooking began when I started watching Jeff Smith on a PBS show called The Frugal Gourmet. Every Saturday morning from 1983-1997, "The Frug" would have themed shows that would later be compiled into a cookbook. Usually the first part of the show was taken up with the history of the food he was going to prepare on the show and he cooked during the second half of the show. Like Julia Child, Emeril Lagasse, Lidia Bastianich and others, you could watch and learn something from The Frug's show. Not like most of the current cooking shows that air.This recipe is from The Frugal Gourmet Cooks with Wine (1986) and was part of the The Pasta Buffet themed cooking show. Easy and quick to prepare, this salad is good enough for company or a summer picnic.
I used frozen peas that I bought at the Farmers' Market last summer and frozen tortellini. If you like pasta salads like I do, this one's a keeper.You can watch part of the episode in which this salad was featured here.