Italian

A white dinner plate filled with strapponi pasta with porcini mushrooms and mint.

Strapponi Pasta with Porcini Mushrooms

For those who think that preparing fresh pasta is difficult, start by trying this recipe. Actually, you may stop here as well given how many folks have deemed it “perfect.”

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Three pieces of grape focaccia on a wooden board.

Grape Focaccia

A Tuscan tradition we learned from Italian winemakers that’s essentially flatbread baked with grapes that turn magnificently jammy and sweet and lovely.

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An oval serving dish filled with caramelized onion pasta and two large serving spoons nestled into it.

Caramelized Onion Pasta

It’s quite possible that you already have everything you need for this inexpensive godsend of a pasta supper that tastes far fancier than you’d imagine.

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A ball of semolina pizza dough on a floured surface.

Semolina Pizza Dough

A little semolina goes a looooong way in lending this dough an easy-to-knead workability and a surprisingly tooth-sinking texture. That’s right. Tooth-sinking.

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A wooden spoon spreading simple pizza sauce on a round of pizza dough.

Simple Pizza Sauce

Yes, homemade pizza sauce can be so silken, so simple, so toss-out-every-other-jarred-sauce satiating.

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A large bowl filled with grilled panzanella, with cherry tomatoes, torn bread, and basil leaves.

Grilled Panzanella Salad

This brashly untraditional panzanella grills the bread so you can dispense with waiting for stale bread. Still frugal. Still stunning. Still more than the sum of its parts.

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Two bowls of angel hair pasta with lemon cream sauce.

Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

This simple yet luxurious pasta supper comes together with exceptional ease thanks to skinny strands of quick-cooking angel hair pasta that are tossed with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

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