Lardo di Colonnata is the pristine, silky fat from pigs that sup on forest nuts near the Italian town of Colonnata and that’s cured in an herby brine.
Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.
Don’t you love a dish that can be tossed together at the last second yet tastes like someone’s Italian grandmother slaved over it for hours? Us, too.
Bruschetta rubbed with garlic and loaded with tomato are de rigeur summer fare. Pile heirloom tomatoes on the toast for a twist on the classic.
Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.
For this salad, fresh corn, green tomatoes, and red onion are tossed in a refreshing Champagne vinaigrette. All hail summer!
Ah, gelato. The same ingredients as ice cream but, oh, how much richer, creamier, and just plain insanely satiating it is. Pick your favorite gelato flavor here.
A far cry from their tinned cousins, European sardines are at their plumpest perfection in June. Writer Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco explains it all for you.
This classic Sicilian sardine dish traditionally calls for carefully rolling the sardines around the filling. We simply sandwiched the filling between fish. Easy peasy.
Cinnamon is the solo act in this sophisticated but simple gelato. Creamy, indulgent, and complex tasting, this gelato is sure to become a new favorite.
Roasting grape tomatoes intensifies their flavor and makes them all the more enticing in this anytime-of-year vegetarian tapas.
An Italian classic, this simple side is far more impressive than the usual mixed green salad.
Branzino, a small Mediterranean sea bass with a mild flavor and delicate texture, takes its oomph here from roasted fennel and lemon.
Sweetly salty to taste, easy peasy to make, and lovey dove with white wine, these just may be the perfect before-dinner nibble.
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