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Wines of the week: Three French alternatives to Champagne and Prosecco

Have you reached peak Prosecco yet? Do you find most good Champagne too costly? Then look to the Loire valley in France for some of the best-value …

Roman Braised Beef with Tomato and Onion (Picchiapò)

Salt the beef, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it overnight.<p>The next day, in a medium saucepan, cover the beef with 6 cups water. Add the …

Food

Beef and Sausage Lasagna | Williams-Sonoma Taste

There is no better meal for feeding a group than a lasagna. It can be made ahead of time, and even frozen a couple weeks in advance, so if you have some time today, assemble the lasagna and stash it in the freezer. Then all you’ll have to do is make some garlic bread and a green salad and you’ll be …

Recipes

A mouthwatering aubergine roll recipe from Sicily | A Kitchen in Rome

Plump, velvety aubergines are now in season; over in Sicily they’re as much a part of summer as the sunshine. Grill to golden perfection and roll into little flavour-packed parcels for a satisfyingly savoury Sicilian treat<p>Food associations become set in childhood and can’t be shaken off. Deep …

Basic Pasta Sauces to Know

Skip jarred sauce: These simple, homemade recipes are the perfect dinner solutions for your favorite pasta shapes.<p>Marinara Sauce<p>There may be many …

One-pan mozzarella meatball bake

The pasta cooks in the oven with these gooey cheese-centred...

Recipes

The 20 best Italian recipes: part 2

Risotto, gnochetti and more great recipes from top chefs, including Claudia Roden and Elizabeth David, selected by Observer Food Monthly<br>• Click here to read part 3 of this series<p>One of the most warming dishes you can get high up in the mountains, especially of the Aosta Valley, is polenta concia, …

Italian Tomato Spaghetti with Bertolli

In associatin with Bertolli I love pasta dishes and I have a few that I fall back on time and again which rely on mainly store cupboard ingredients, …

Pasta bake recipe: veal cannelloni with a quick white sauce

This veal cannelloni is a wonderful, warming dish for winter<p>I love this white sauce as it takes seconds to whip up, but is full of flavour from the anchovies.<p><b>SERVES</b><p>6-8<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>Olive oil<br>• 2 celery sticks, finely chopped<br>• 1 onion, finely chopped<br>• 1 carrot, finely chopped<br>• 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped<br>• A …

Four Classic Easy Pasta Sauces—Make Now, Freeze for Later

There are certain nights when nothing but a heaping bowl of pasta will do. The from-scratch recipes below take about as much time to make as a …

Ravioli Lasagna

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch casserole dish with nonstick spray.<p>2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium …

Chicken Parmesan

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.<p>Stir the oil and herbs in a small bowl to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Brush both sides of the cutlets with …

Recipes

You'll Never Buy Dried Pasta Again After Learning This Hack

Fresh pasta is better than dried — no questions asked. Being the hardcore pasta enthusiast that I am, I've always loved and appreciated homemade pasta . . . but I just can't bring myself to invest in a pricey pasta maker. Up until recently, I thought that was the only way to make pasta from …

Italian Food

Baked asparagus risotto

Cooking your Italian rice in the oven saves you laborious stirring time - plus this one's low in fat and calories<p>Ingredients<p>2 tsp olive oil<br>• 1 small …

How to Make the Best Tomato Sauce From Fresh Tomatoes

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Let me get something straight right off the bat here: I'm not sure there's such a thing as "the best" tomato sauce. <i>Whoa, whoa, whoa,</i> I can hear you saying already. <i>First this guy has the nerve to claim he makes the</i> …

Recipe: Creamy Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Roll-Ups

Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9x9-inch baking dish with butter; set aside.<p>Bring a large pot of salted …

Recipes

Amelia Freer's olive and rosemary chickpea flatbreads

Make up a batch of these gluten-free flatbreads if travelling and dip into hummus, pesto or tapenade.<p>MAKES<p>Seven triangles<p>INGRIDIENTS<p>140g chickpea flour<br>• 250ml water<br>• Olive oil, for greasing<br>• 2 tbsp garlic-infused olive oil<br>• 1 sprig fresh rosemary, leaves picked<br>• 25g pitted green olives, finely …

Peposo (Tuscan beef stew) - Recipes

1<p>Preheat the oven to 150°C.<p>2<p>Place the beef, garlic, anchovy fillets, tomato paste and rosemary sprigs in a flameproof casserole and season with sea …

Pancetta and cannellini bean risotto (gluten-free) - Recipes

1<p>Heat the olive oil in a large deep frypan over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook for 3 minutes until crisp and lightly golden. Remove and …

Dishoom’s chicken berry biryani

The Dishoom take on the legendary Irani Café special, with cranberries.<p>SERVES<p>6<p>INGREDIENTS<p>3 large onions, finely sliced<br>• 50ml vegetable oil<br>• 10 garlic cloves, crushed<br>• 75g ginger, finely grated<br>• 1½ tsp chilli powder or 2 tsp hot paprika<br>• 2 tsp ground cumin<br>• ½ tsp garam masala powder<br>• juice of 4 limes<br>• 125ml …

9 Spicy Foods to Make in a Heat Wave

When the going gets hot, the hot get going. And with a heat wave rolling in, that means it's time to dive into a plate of spicy food to temper the weather. Here's what to cook when you can't catch a break from the heat:

The Recipes That Make Ugly Vegetables Taste Beautiful

Two words: carrot cake.<p><i>As part of HuffPost’s “</i><i>Reclaim</i><i>” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.</i><p>Finding recipes to use ugly produce in is not rocket science. Basically, any recipe that you use a regular carrot in, you can …

Pot-roasted chicken

In Denmark, chicken like this is often served with boiled potatoes, brown gravy and quick-pickled cucumber. In Sweden the gravy is likely to be substituted with a basic cream sauce. Both the gravy and the sauce are usually seasoned with liberal amounts of Chinese mushroom soy sauce. Most Swedes …

The New Baker: Vegan and gluten-free chocolate pumpkin cake

A pumpkin and chocolate sponge with a rich chocolate-avocado icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>8-10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the cake</b><p>240ml (9fl oz) plain, unsweetened almond milk<br>• 2 tsp balsamic vinegar<br>• 225g (8oz) tinned pumpkin purée<br>• 300g (10½oz) granulated sugar<br>• 120ml (4fl oz) melted and cooled coconut oil<br>• 1 tbsp vanilla extract<br>• 2 tsp …

Japanese Cheesecake

Step 1<p>Preheat The Oven<p>Preheat the oven at 160°C.<p>Step 2<p>Prepare The Cake Tin<p>Prepare a 20cm loose-bottomed cake tin by greasing and lined the inside …

Colombian scrambled eggs with avocado

This is a recipe I picked up in Miami, and it’s now our top-selling breakfast dish.<p>Back in March 2012, when I was working at our sister restaurant Sugarcane, in Midtown Miami, one of the Colombian chefs was making breakfast to aid his tender feeling after quite a heavy night. He told us about a …

Breakfast

Victoria Moore: venture into uncharted territory with my alternative summer whites

My Spotify account went wrong this week, and I had a musical taster of how it might feel to like wine but not know what you like. I say “went wrong”, but I am musically clueless and rely almost entirely on recommendations from friends whose taste I trust – and Spotify.<p>Since the birth of my …

Chase-smoked-vodka barbecue beef ribs

We cook these on a Big Green Egg at the Pig, but you can also cook them on a standard barbecue.<p>SERVES<p>4<p>INGREDIENTS<p>Four-bone short rib weighing approximately 1kg<p><b>For the brine</b><p>150g salt<br>• 140g light-brown sugar<br>• 1 rosemary sprig<br>• 5g peppercorns<p><b>For the barbecue sauce</b><p>1 shallot, peeled and diced<br>• 2 garlic cloves, …