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Lee Harris talks transit

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris talks about his public transit funding plans and other things we can expect to see in 2020.

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Chef Franco

Chef Franco cooks an Italian dinner.

Franco’s sugo al pomodoro
Basic tomato sauce
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, sliced
1 28 ounce can Italian pureed tomatoes
Salt (about a teaspoon but always to taste)
3-4 large fresh basil leaves
Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a 12" skillet over
medium-low heat. Add minced onion and cook, stirring, until soft, about 12 minutes. Add garlic
and cook, stirring, for 2-4 minutes. Increase heat to medium, add puréed tomatoes and 3 basil
leaves; season lightly with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly and
the flavors meld, about 30 minutes. When sauce changes colors from a deep red to a lighter,
reddish orange, it’s done! Remove pan from heat, stir in remaining basil leaves, and set aside.


Alla vodka
1 lb Penne or Rigatoni pasta
1 quart Franco’s Sauce
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, sliced
1 shot glass vodka
1 t fresh rosemary, minced
1 t fresh parsley, minced
¼ cup cream, at room temperature
½ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In a large skillet, sauté garlic in olive oil over low heat
until it softens a bit; add rosemary. Carefully pour in the tomato sauce and simmer over
medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes until the mixture reduces a bit. Cook pasta to al dente. (about
9-10 minutes) While pasta is cooking, add vodka and cream to sauce, stirring until completely
blended in the sauce. Continue simmering sauce over low heat until thoroughly heated through
and well blended, about 8-10 minutes. Drain pasta and pour into sauce; toss to coat pasta
completely. Place into large bowls, top with grated Parmesan or Pecorino and garnish with fresh

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Magic of Memphis

WREG Weather Expert Jim Jaggers will be the guest conductor for the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular, Dec. 21-22. Get details here.

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