Italian

A brown and white pottery bowl filled with bucatini all'Amatriciana, topped with pecorino and parsley.

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.

A purple napkin with a white plate on top, with a slice with potato rosemary focaccia garnished with rosemary and with a fork on top.

Potato Rosemary Focaccia

Focaccia gets drizzled with an intense herb oil of basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, garlic and thyme, then loaded with slices of potato, onions, and rosemary.

A wooden table with a white plate with parchment paper and Jim Lahey's white pizza, with a stack of glasses in the background.

Jim Lahey’s White Pizza

A superlative—and unconventional—white pizza with a sheen of béchamel, a trio of cheeses, and a magnificently thin and boldly charred crust. So long, takeout.

A bowl of white beans and Tuscan kale, sprinkled with grated Parmesan cheese.

White Beans and Tuscan Kale

A satiating, simple meal that is Italian food at its best–full of robust flavors and easy prep. Serve as a side or on its own with a slice of homemade bread.

A close-up of a white plate on a wooden table, filled with white wine linguine covered with black pepper and shavings of Parmesan.

White Wine Linguine

Elegant yet exceedingly simple, this white wine linguine beguiles with its rich, silken flavor despite the absence of cream and a touch of butter.

A light blue plate with a serving of rigatoni pasta covered with beef ragu, garnished with green herbs.

Pasta with Beef Ragu

If you love pasta, then nothing beats a rich and flavorful beef ragu that tastes like it took all day to make. Even better? When it comes together in 2 hours.

2 rectangular plates with scoops of dark chocolate gelato, one on a scoop and one in a cone, surrounded by squares of dark chocolate and a bowl of cocoa.

Dark Chocolate Gelato

Sweet, but not too sweet, and chocolatey (extra chocolatey, actually) gelato is smooth, silky, and rich. This sweet treat is for real chocolate lovers.

A metal skillet filled with creamy pasta covered with shredded Parmesan and cracked pepper, with a large serving spoon. A bowl of Parmesan and a pepper mill sit beside it.

Cacio e Pepe

This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded dinner consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.

A metal sheet pan, covered with spread out tomato paste.

Homemade Tomato Paste

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.