It’s remarkable what you can do with a can of beans. Here it’s transformed into a pretty classy purée (aka poor man’s hummus).
This classic Italian spaghetti all’aglio e olio is going to rock your world with its understated simplicity and undeniable frugality.
This eggplant Parmesan isn’t exactly traditional, and we consider that a darn good thing. We defy you to try it and not like it.
Low in alcohol, slightly bitter, and takes the edge off a long day. Can’t think of anything else we’d care for in an aperitif. Can you?
This panna cotta has the most luscious of textures. How to explain it? Hmmm. Sorta like swooping velvet over your tongue.
Barely a recipe, this weeknight salvation is more like a simple blueprint for eating in season. Amen to that.
All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.
With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.
When we say this intensely hued pasta is simply stunning, we mean it’s visually breathtaking. Also that it comes together so simply it stuns us.
Pillowy little poufs of potato-y perfection from the ultimate authority in Italian cooking. (No, not your nonna. The Silver Spoon.)
An Italian classic. And it’s ridiculously easy to make at home with just lemons, sugar, vodka, and a little patience.
Bet you’ve already got everything you need for this frugal pantry pasta. All you need now is 15 minutes to pull it together.
Cuddureddi. It means “a cause for celebration” if you’re from Italy. Well, actually, it means “a sort of doughnut.” Same thing.
Know that little ditty about how some poor hungry soul’s meatballs were lost when somebody sneezed? It always makes us sad.
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