You're probably already heard that this NYC gourmet institution will be shutting its doors this Sunday. Not only the news itself a sad sign of the economic times, but so are the empty shelves and the decimated cheese counter at the Balducci's on 8th Avenue and 14th Street.
Tofu was still on the shelves. So were some fresh pasta sheets. And bags of sun-dried tomatoes. All half off. A sale is a good a reason as any for some recipe inspiration... and so armed with those ingredients, I'm going to experiment with tofu ravioli... stay tuned :)