Italian Food

Pasta with Creamy Pumpkin Sauce and Toasted Hazelnuts

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast for about 7 minutes, until golden. Let cool. Rub off most …

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Len & Alex Deighton’s Italian Cookstrips: Orecchiette

Alex Deighton: Fresh Pugliese orecchiette are easy and perfectly match the earthy sweetness of slow-cooked rapini.<p>Len Deighton: Like many classic Italian pastas, it’s always better fatta in casa.

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Five Ingredients Combine for the Freshest Tomato Pasta Recipe Ever

I love the temperature contrast in this super simple pasta recipe; serve it quickly so the contrast remains. And you must make this in the summer …

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Shrimp Scampi

This blog is dedicated to continental Italian food—the kind of food you’ll find in Italy. But as long time readers will know, around this time of …

Seafood

Authentic Tuscan Pappa al Pomodoro in Florence

Tomayto, tomahto, we have more than gelato.<p>October 13, 2017<p>Florence is one of the most singular and precious towns in Italy. It is full of history, …

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Italian food traditions: Exploring flavors of the North

Italian Food: Traditional Spaghetti (Photo: Getty Images).<p>Traditional Italian food has often been identified with pizza, pasta and fresh ingredients …

Food & Dining

How to Shop for Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto, and More Italian Delicacies Stateside

A jaunt over to Italy promises many things—stunning architecture, endless history, rolling vineyards and valley views that will bring tears to your eyes, and most importantly, a culinary scene like no other. When it comes to food—heaps of gelato and pasta included—Italy is where it’s at. Setting …

7 Healthy Weeknight Pasta Tricks That Dietitians Swear By

Through all the ups and downs in my life, one thing has remained constant: My love for pasta. In my opinion, no meal comes closer to perfection. It's …

Eating

Nutella pasta: Italian restaurant launches dish to celebrate World Pasta Day

Put your bowl of spaghetti bolognese down because finally someone has invented a confectionary mash-up that combines two of our favourite comfort …

Nutella

Linguine With Mussels

Introduction<p>You might label this shiny black musselled variation of linguine alle vongole, linguine alle cozze, but to be frank, this version is not …

Recipes

Recipe: Pasta with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

Pasta with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta<p>Serves 4<p>8 ounces dry spaghetti <br>6 ounces pancetta, small dice<br>2 shallots, thinly sliced <br>2 cloves garlic, …

Vegetables

Cecily Strong on the Childhood Dish That Changed Everything

<i>In our series Hometown Hero, we ask stars to share their favorite nostalgic childhood dish—and the memories behind it.</i><p>As a teenager, <b>Cecily Strong</b> fell in love twice: with her first longterm boyfriend and pasta. The <i>Saturday Night Live</i> star remembers everything about the <b>cavatelli and vodka sauce</b> at …

Bon Appetit

Pasta alla boscaiola with mushrooms. Two lessons I learned

In February I started working with a new Italian cooking magazine that was about to be launched, Ci piace cucinare. Monica is my contact since the …

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This Easy Tuna Pasta Is the Cheapest, Quickest, Most Comforting Weeknight Dinner Ever

Seriously, you can make the sauce in the time it takes to boil pasta.<p>Put aside whatever ideas you have about canned tuna, or the words "tuna pasta" together, and let’s talk about pasta for a minute. I don’t need to sell you on pasta. It’s a steadfast weeknight dinner option in my house, whether …

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How To Make Classic Chicken Alfredo Pasta: The Easiest, Simplest Method

Chicken Alfredo pasta was my favorite "fancy" restaurant order as a kid — luxe sauce clinging to fettuccini topped with crispy chicken. It was about …

Chicken Recipes

The One Dish You Should Always Order in Rome

If you want to eat carbonara at every meal, we'd support that. Just know where to order it.<p>Full disclaimer: Carbonara is a no more deserving subject for this article than <i>amatriciana</i> or <i>cacio e pepe</i>, both of which you should absolutely order in Rome (do Da Francesco for <i>amatriciana</i>, and Flavio …

Travel

Spaghetti Carbonara (Spaghetti alla Carbonara) – Traditional Italian Recipe

My nonna Angela used to say: “When you’re cooking for many – KEEP IT SIMPLE! When we have the children, grandchildren, cousins, nephews, nieces, and …

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These Hacks Will Change The Way You Cook Your Pasta

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If You Like Pearl Couscous, Try Fregola

Fregola (known as <i>fregula</i> in the local dialect) is an ancient handmade pasta produced on the island of Sardinia, where it has been made the same way since the 14th century. Semolina or durum wheat flour is poured into a special terracotta bowl, and tepid water (often mixed with saffron and a pinch …

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Barilla Pasta World Championship 2017: the world cup of pasta

Ollie Lloyd travels to Italy to see the world’s greatest pasta chefs battle it out over three days. Learn more about the global competition and find …

Food

Minestrone alla Genovese – The Classic Minestrone

Minestrone alla Genovese<p>Prep time<p>8 hours<p>Cook time<p>4 hours<p>Total time<p>12 hours<p>Author: Clifford A. Wright<p>Recipe type: Stew<p>Cuisine: Italian<p>Serves: …

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The Italian Tool We Rely on to Make Perfect Pesto

Nothing's better for basil than a marble-and-wood mortar and pestle set<p>Carrara appears a city dominated by icy mountains. They loom above, menacing …

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Ricotta gnocchi, a recipe from Ostro

I have known, and admired, Julia Busuttil Nishimura, for many years now and always felt connected through our love of Italian food, Tuscany (Julia …

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8 Simple Ways to Spruce up Store-Bought, Jarred Tomato Sauce

If you have the time to patiently stew fresh tomatoes and gently stir in fresh basil from your windowsill plant to make homemade tomato sauce, then …

Cooking

Mezze Maniche All'amatriciana

In a large, high-sided skillet over medium-low heat, add the guanciale; cook, stirring occasionally, until much of the fat has rendered and the meat …

Beef

5 Unsung Pasta Classics Every Carb Lover Should Try

There are 60 million people in Italy and, it seems, as many different ways Italians make pasta. We tracked down five great dishes that represent a …

Balsamic Vinegar

Here’s the Difference Between Asiago, Romano, and Parmesan Cheese

If there’s one thing we can probably all agree on, it’s this: Cheese has the power to make any dish better. But that’s not to say we don’t play …

The Ultimate Spaghetti and Meatballs Sunday Supper

With cheesy confit garlic bread and the best iceberg salad you've ever had. Guaranteed.<p>Last winter, my wife invited an old friend over for Sunday dinner. Craving something simple and homey, I suggested spaghetti and meatballs. Simone agreed, adding garlic bread and a big salad to our menu. That was …

Foodies

In the Kitchen - My Best Canned Salsa

<i>Enjoy the taste of fresh tomatoes all year round with my best canned salsa recipe.</i><p>With tomatoes, it’s feast or famine. In the winter, they can only …

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Lasagne – Italian Tasty Meal

Serves 4<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>75 g/3 oz. /6 tbsps. butter<br>• 4 tbsps. plain/all-purpose flour<br>• 750 ml/1 ¼ pints/3 cups milk<br>• 1 tsp wholegrain mustard<br>• salt and freshly …

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