Anyone who thinks Sicilian men don’t cook should meet Giuseppe Scarlata, a native who likes to create dishes alla fantasia.
Supple strands of pasta luxuriate in an easy, elegant, knock-your-socks-off veal sauce that’s gilded with butter and tomatoes. All in 30 minutes.
So what if salmon isn’t from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is, and he says to go right ahead and toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream.
A sort of inside-out take on tortellini filled with spinach and ricotta, this quick weeknight pasta supper boasts a rich spinach and ricotta sauce.
A perky weeknight supper tossed together from five consummate pantry staples: skinny strands of quick-cooking angel hair pasta, lemon, cream, parsley, and booze.
The nutty beigeness of quinoa creates a blank canvas for pistachios and cranberries to do their spirited dance in this holiday side. (Did we mention that it’s both vegan and gluten-free?)
Sweet and spicy, crunchy and tender, bold and subtle all collide in this simple yet surprisingly intriguing salad.
When you crave lasagna and a change from the ordinary, this make-ahead pesto and seafood lasagna is what you want.
These pearl-like couscous are cooked in chicken stock for extra flavor and tossed with peas, mint, parsley, and lemon zest. A simple, easy sider dish.
Fusili pasta, bell peppers, celery, onions, olives, and pickles are tossed in a tangy dressing made from Greek yogurt. A perfect summer pasta salad.
Paper thin slices of curried beef and stir-fried onions and salsify sit on top of a pile of udon noodles. A rich fish broth completely the picture.
At heart, this custard is a rice pudding, but here it’s given the creme brulee treat. Studding it with dried cherries puts it into a luxe dessert category.
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