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Wine Pairing Advice: What to Drink With Italian-American Classics
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Essential Equipment for Making Cannoli at Home
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Vegan Italian-American Lasagna With "Ricotta" Recipe
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A Pizza Snob's Approach To Toppings
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The Secrets to Making Philadelphia's Best Panettone
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Pizza with Fresh Clams, Garlic, Mozzarella, Romano, and Basil
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The Grandpa Special: Spicy Orange Fettuccine Alfredo
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The Joy and Economics of Cooking Pizza At Home
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Do You Know These Regional Pizza Styles?
The pasta on a large serving platter, sprinkled with parsley-flecked breadcrumbs.
Lobster Fra Diavolo
Deep golden brown fish fillets on a large serving platter are covered in a creamy, glossy, perfectly emulsified butter sauce, studded with capers and flecked with minced parsley.
Fish Piccata
A large platter of fritto misto di mare with fried shrimp, squid, and smelt.
Fritto Misto di Mare (Fried Mixed Seafood)
Closeup overhead of a skillet of baccalà alla napoletana.
Baccalà alla Napoletana (Neapolitan-Style Braised Salt Cod With Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers)
A serving of cioppino in a bowl, overflowing with plump shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, fish, and more. There's a piece of deeply toasted sourdough on the side, and a small bowl holding a roasted red pepper condiment.
Cioppino (San Francisco Seafood Stew) Recipe
Overhead of a plate of shrimp risotto
Risotto ai Gamberi (Shrimp Risotto)
Deeply browned braised swordfish steaks on a platter with a rich tomato, caper, olive sauce.
Agghiotta di Pesce Spada (Sicilian Braised Swordfish With Tomatoes and Olives)
Overhead view of Malloreddus alla Campidanese in a white bowl on a titled background with pink floruishes surrounded by the pot and two wine glasses
Malloreddus Alla Campidanese (Sardinian Ridged Pasta With Saffron and Pork Ragù)
A bowl of creamy pasta with mushrooms
Creamy Pasta With Mushrooms (Pasta ai Funghi) Recipe
Overhead view of puntarelle salad on a colorful stripped background
Puntarelle Alla Romana (Puntarelle Salad With Anchovy and Garlic Dressing)
Overhead view of Fake nudja
Fake 'Nduja
A whole roasted black bass that was buried in a mound of salt on a baking sheet is exposed after the salt crust was cracked and removed.
Salt-Baked Whole Fish With Fresh Herbs
Overhead of a focaccia di Recco on a serving board
Focaccia di Recco
A closeup of a serving platter of fried salt cod fillets.
Filetti di Baccalà (Roman-Style Fried Salt Cod Fillets)
Slicing a pizza with charred broccoli rabe
Outdoor Pizza Oven Charred Broccoli Rabe and Anchovy Pizza
Burst cherry tomato outdoor oven pizza being slid off a peel onto parchment on a pizza pan
Outdoor Pizza Oven Burst Cherry Tomato, Shallot, and Herb Pizza
Nduja pizza cooked in outdoor pizza oven on a piece of parchment set on a pizza pan
Outdoor Pizza Oven 'Nduja Pizza
Armenian pizza being cut with a pizza cutter
"Armenian" Pizza With Spiced Lamb Sausage, Armenian String Cheese, and Sumac
Hands shaping outdoor pizza oven pizza dough on a floured counter
Outdoor Pizza Oven Pizza Dough
Overhead shot of two white bowls filled with pasta with tomato sauce next to pot of pasta
Pasta With Spicy 'Nduja-Tomato Sauce Recipe
A bowl of rigatoni with greens and beans.
Pasta With Beans and Greens Recipe
White bean, tuna, and pickled red onion salad on a white plate
White Bean and Tuna Salad Recipe
Plated Roman-Style Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera
Roman-Style Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera (Tomato, Tuna, and Mushroom Pasta) Recipe
Side view of Sicilian carrettiera
Sicilian-Style Spaghetti Alla Carrettiera (Fresh Tomato and Garlic Sauce) Recipe
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Roast Pork Shoulder Ragù in Bianco With Pasta Recipe
Panzanella salad with tomatoes and basil in a bowl.
Classic Panzanella Salad (Tuscan-Style Tomato and Bread Salad) Recipe
Homemade Neapolitan Pizza with pepperoni and basil on a pizza peel
Basic Neapolitan Pizza Dough Recipe
A loaf of focaccia on a wire baking rack.
Homemade Focaccia Bread Recipe
A forkful of spaghetti carbonara, held above a bowl of more spaghetti carbonara.
46 Saucy Italian Pasta Dishes You Should Know and Love
A black ceramic bowl of cooked homemade fettucine noodles sprinkled with black pepper and parmesan cheese.
Homemade Fresh Pasta Recipe
Pasta puttanesca, made with spaghetti, in a white bowl.
Spaghetti Puttanesca (Spaghetti With Capers, Olives, and Anchovies) Recipe
A shallow bowl of creamy sea urchin (uni) pasta with a tongue of sea urchin on top.
Creamy Sea Urchin (Uni) Pasta Recipe
Close-up of spaghetti carbonara twirled on a fork above a serving bowl.
Spaghetti With Carbonara Sauce Recipe
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What to Make With Campari: 21 Cocktails Everyone Should Know
All Belly Porchetta sliced on a cutting board
All-Belly Porchetta Recipe
Cacio e pepe on a tan ceramic plate alongside two small bowls, one holding shredded cheese and the other holding freshly ground pepper. There is a metal fork with pasta swirled around it on the plate.
Cacio e Pepe (Spaghetti With Black Pepper and Pecorino Romano) Recipe
Two parchment-lined sheet pans with one-bowl ladyfinger cookies.
One-Bowl Homemade Ladyfingers Recipe
Close up photograph of a plate of osso buco and risotto alla milanese, garnished with gremolata.
Osso Buco (Italian Braised Veal Shanks) Recipe
A Neapolitan style pizza made at home.
Hacker-Free Neapolitan Pizza for a Home Kitchen Recipe
A Campari Spritz in a rocks glass, garnished with 3 olives on a pick.
Campari Spritz Recipe
A partially sliced ball of homemade fresh mozzarella cheese on a wooden cutting board.
Fresh Mozzarella From Scratch Recipe
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Stracciatella Gelato (Sweet Cream Chocolate Chip) Recipe
Chicken scarpariello in a round ceramic platter. The platter is on a maroon colored piece of cloth, and there is a broken loaf of bread on the left hand side of the image.
Chicken Scarpariello (Braised Chicken With Sausage and Peppers)
Scoops of fior de latte gelato in small glass bowls
Fior di Latte Gelato Recipe
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Negroni Recipe
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Homemade Ricotta Recipe
A shallow bowl of Tuscan ribollita made in a pressure cooker
Pressure Cooker Ribollita (Tuscan Bean and Vegetable Stew) Recipe
A bowl of pasta with Bolognese sauce on a textured cloth with a small bowl of grated cheese off to the left side.
The Best Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce Recipe
Barrels of aging balsamic vinegar.
Everything You Need to Know About Balsamic Vinegar