Fettuccine with suchokes and herbs
Photo by Fred R. Conrad The New York Times


  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a 12-inch skillet. Add shallots and garlic and sauté on medium until they are soft but not brown. Add remaining oil, olives and sunchokes and sauté, stirring, 5 minutes. Season with salt. Cover pan and cook about 15 minutes more, stirring once or twice, until sunchokes are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Cook pasta until al dente, about 4 minutes. Remove 1 cup pasta water. Drain pasta.
  3. Add 1/2 cup pasta water, the rosemary and thyme to the skillet. Stir. Add drained pasta to skillet and using tongs or a large spoon, fold all the ingredients together. Add additional pasta water if needed to keep mixture moist. Add parsley. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with cheese.

YIELD 4 servings

TIME 40 Minutes

Recipe by Florence Fabricant


  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •  cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • ½ cup niçoise olives, pitted
  • 1 pound sunchokes, scrubbed and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  •  Salt
  • 10 ounces fresh fettuccine
  •  Leaves from 3 branches fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped flat leaf parsley leaves
  •  Black pepper
  • 1 ½ ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated