'Italian Easy' on Serious Eats

Italian Easy: How To Make A Stromboli

Stromboli can be a somewhat contentious term, and depending on who you ask, definitions vary somewhat drastically. We know what it's not—but while stromboli is neither calzone nor submarine sandwich, it's also not terribly distinct. So, what is it? Making stromboli begins with a dough—sometimes pizza, sometimes bread—that's stuffed with various cheeses and Italian cured meats. The fillings are encased in the dough—sometimes braided, sometimes rolled—then baked, and finally sliced to serve. More

Herb Ricotta Gnocchi With Quick Tomato Sauce

I call ricotta gnocchi "fast food" Italian, as with just a little practice, you can make ricotta gnocchi in as little time as it takes you to boil the water to cook them in. This really is a dish, sauce included, that can be prepared and cooked in under 30 minutes which makes it a fabulous choice for busy mid-week meals. More

Cook the Book: Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with Thyme

This recipe for Beef Tenderloin Carpaccio with Thyme from Italian Easy by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers combines the richness and minerality of raw beef into a first course. Dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, the tenderloin is served with a salad of peppery arugula and curls of salty Parmesan to cut the richness. It may even convert raw beef skeptics who normally turn at the site of a bloody steak. More

Cook the Book: Easy Small Nemesis Chocolate Cake

The Easy Small Nemesis Chocolate Cake is simple to put together and the limited list of ingredients makes it a good option for a last minute dessert, assuming that you have the chocolate on hand. The batter is melted chocolate and butter with a little simple syrup mixed into beaten eggs and sugar. The batter is poured into a buttered and lined caked pan and baked in a bain-marie, or water bath, for an hour, just until the center is no longer liquid. More

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