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Cook the Book: Tuscan Meat and Tomato Rag├╣

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 1 comment

In this, the era of fast food restaurants, take-out dinners, and microwave ovens, it's easy to forget the pleasures of leisurely cooking. But spending all Sunday in the kitchen stirring and seasoning is one of life's greatest pleasures! Today's Cook... More

Cook the Book: Baked Fennel with Prosciutto

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 2 comments

Everyone has ingredients they can't resist. Favorite foods that are always kept on hand; items that, when spotted on restaurant menus make a dish impossible not to order. For my mother, it's artichoke hearts. For my boyfriend, it's bacon. For... More

Risotto with Spinach

Serious Eats Robyn Lee Post a comment

The following recipe is from the May 1st edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! In Lidia Bastianich's latest cookbook, Lidia's Italy, she shares recipes from her favorite ten places in... More

Cook the Book: Manfredi's Steamed Calamari

Serious Eats Lucy Baker 2 comments

Today's Cook the Book recipe, excerpted from Lidia's Italy, proves that Italian food doesn't have to be heavy. There are plenty of light, flavorful dishes that are just as satisfying as stick-to-your-ribs spaghetti and cheese-laden lasagna. Manfredi's Steamed Calamari is... More

Cook the Book: Gemelli with Smothered Cauliflower and Saffron

Serious Eats Lucy Baker Post a comment

Today's Cook the Book recipe, the first to be excerpted from Lidia's Italy, is for Gemelli with Smothered Cauliflower and Saffron. Distinctly Sicilian, this fragrant pasta dish combines traditional ingredients such as pine nuts, fresh basil, golden raisins and...anchovies. While... More

Cook the Book: Lidia's Italy

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This week's Cook the Book feature is Lidia's Italy by Lidia Bastianich, famed restaurateur, Public Television personality and—as of last week—Papal chef. In her latest culinary compendium, Lidia takes home cooks on a whirlwind gastronomic tour of ten different places in Italy, from northern Piemont and central Rome, to southern Puglia and the island of Sicily. These are the regions that Lidia loves best, and the ones that have most informed her own cooking. As she writes in her introduction: "Now I ask you to come with me to some of my favorite places in Italy. I want to introduce you to my friends and to some of the very fine food artisans who are keeping the Italian culinary tradition... More

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