Gretchen McKee

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Tomato Sauce 101

I’m all for convenience when it actually makes life simpler, but it’s always been a mystery to me why people buy those jars of wretched “spaghetti …

Peposo (Peppery Tuscan Beef Stew)

This <b>Tuscan beef stew</b> has a long history. The story goes that it was invented by the furnace workers (<i>fornaciai</i>) who baked the terracotta tiles for …

Aglio, olio e peperoncino (Pasta with Garlic, Oil and Hot Pepper)

Here’s another super simple pasta that I call the “mother of all pasta dishes” since its garlic and oil base forms the foundation for countless other …

Chiacchiere (Fried "Ribbons")

I wasn’t much on sweets even as a kid, but these little sugar-dusted ribbons of fried dough—variously known as <b>chiacchiere</b>, <i>nastrini</i>, <i>stracci, cenci</i>,</i> …

A Beginner's Guide to Authentic Italian Food

This post walks you through the principal types of Italian cooking you are likely to encounter from true Italian food, the kind they make in Italy, …