Pancetta, unsmoked bacon cured with salt and seasonings is the backbone of many Italian dishes. Make it at home with pork belly and this dry cure recipe.
Basil, tomato, and mozzarella–green, red-and white–are all this summer salad needs to shine. Oh, a drizzle of olive oil and a a squeeze of lemon help.
Swell for weeknights, this vegetarian skillet dinner jumbles pasta with tomatoes, eggplant, ooey gooey mozzarella, and a generous splash of cream.
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Diver scallops are sauteed until perfectly golden then are placed on a bed of savory porcini mushrooms and scattered with salad greens.
No scrimping here. The classic Italian dessert is made the old fashioned way: crisp shells are filled with a ricotta-sugar cream studded with chocolate chips.
A savory turnover, these calzones are made with sausage, broccoli rabe, and ricotta cheese. Like pizza, the dough is a canvas for a palette of ingredients.
This recipes for rustic italian bread, focaccia, is studded with sage leaves and smothered on top with red bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and basil.
Despite the short cooking time, this Marinara sauce is packed with fresh basil flavor from both the stalk and the leaves. Use good quality canned tomatoes.
Carrots are the star of this salad with toasted pine nuts and sweet golden raisins. Be sure to try it when fresh carrots appear at your farmer’s market.
Swordfish (or tuna or marlin) is grilled and served on top of classic Italian puttanesca sauce: tomatoes, onion, garlic, peppers, olives, and basil.
For this Italian treat, a sweet ricotta filing studded with chocolate and candied orange rind and flavored with citrus is nestled in a cookie-like crust.
Mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, and thin slices of pound cake make up this Italian torte that sits on a puddle of espresso sauce.
Roasted buttercup squash adds to the richness of this Italian gnocchi recipe. Black trumpet mushrooms provide a dramatic contrast to the colorful squash.
Ciambella is a delicious Italian coffee cake filled with plump raisins and toasted walnuts and spiked with marsala or rum. Goes great with a glass of wine.
Rich, homemade coffee ice cream is drizzled with amaretto and espresso and topped with a luscious chocolate ganache, or fudge sauce, and softly whipped cream.