Italian

A wedge of white pizza on a piece of parchment.

White Pizza

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

A white plate topped with torn figs and burrata cheese and chopped pistachios with a knife on the side.

Figs and Burrata Cheese

This little moment of lusciousness takes nothing to toss together. Just tear the figs, rip the cheese, and drizzle with oil. Badda bing.

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A person using metal chopsticks to scoop up spaghetti al limone amalfitano from a bowl.

Spaghetti al Limone Amalfitano

This Italian classic is “a cook’s recipe,” which is to say, we give you all the components and how-tos that you need. You get to tweak it to your pantry and your preference.

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A torn loaf of focaccia with herbs and salt and sprigs of rosemary, a knife, and a hunk of pecorino on the side.

Focaccia

Easier to shape than a boule, focaccia is the next bread you may want to master making at home. Just slice it and eat it as-is with its dimpled herb-flecked surface.

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A pot of homemade tagliatelle with grated Parmesan on top and a wooden spoon in the pasta.

Homemade Tagliatelle

Making pasta at home is much easier than you may think. This recipe walks you through making silken, tender tagliatelle that’s perfect for tossing and twirling with anything.

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A rectangular pepperoni pan pizza on a rimmed baking sheet.

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

Made with the simplest, freshest tomato sauce ever, two types of mozzarella, and everyone’s favorite topping. And it’s made on a plain old baking sheet. No fancy pizza stone required.

A bowl filled with basic polenta next to a mug of tea, a cloth, and a spoon resting on the side of the bowl.

Basic Polenta

The perfect base for so many dishes, Italian or otherwise. Sprinkle with cheese, top with sauce or meat, drizzle with honey or maple syrup, let it cool and fry it…shall we go on?

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Two white bowls of Tuscan bean soup on a white surface.

Tuscan Bean Soup

A classic Italian vegetable soup that just happens to be loaded with so-called super foods such as kale. Seems Nonna’s known what’s best all along.

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