Italian

Quick cacio e pepe in a large black serving bowl beside a bowl of shredded cheese and a bowl of black pepper.

Quick Cacio e Pepe

Dinner doesn’t get any easier or more elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.

Lemon and herb roast chicken with fingerling potatoes and cloves of garlic, in a roasting pan, beside a plate of Swiss chard salad.

Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken

A lemony chicken roasted on a bed of potatoes, garlic, carrots, and leeks. A good rub with lemon butter herb paste gives it incredible taste and moistness.

Tagliatelle with lemon on a large serving pate beside a smaller plate with noodles being twirled on a fork. Next to it, there are more forks and some lemons.

Tagliatelle with Lemon

This is one of those recipes where the results far outshine the amount of effort. Hungry and in a hurry? Get ready to have your mind blown.

Pasta alla Norma on a white oval serving plate with a spoon resting on the side.

Pasta alla Norma

We’ve tasted a lot of pasta alla Norma recipes in our day, and we gotta say, after trying this one, we’re calling it quits on our search for the perfect recipe. Because this is it.

Homemade pasta dough in 4 colors, plain, squid ink, beet, and saffron on a white background.

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff and will make your mouth water. Here’s how to make it at home.

Chicken saltimbocca in a metal frying pan, sitting on a kitchen towel.

Chicken Saltimbocca

Essentially an Italian rendition of chicken cordon bleu, chicken saltimbocca is simply cutlets, cheese, prosciutto, a lovely pan sauce and it’s on the table in 30 minutes.

Soft polenta with forest mushrooms in two metal pots with lids.

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossibly soft and then is topped with all types of sautéed mushrooms.