Molto Italiano by Mario Batali

Peaches in Primitivo

Serving fruit with Primitivo (a dry red wine) is tradition in Puglia. There they often chill the raisiny red wines and pour them over sliced fresh peaches.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
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Ricotta Fritters

Ricotta Fritters

Warm ricotta fritters for dessert provides a delicious end to a weekend brunch. Serve with seasonal fruit or drizzled with honey or maple syrup.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Italy in Small Bites

Country Focaccia with Red Pepper Topping

Carol Field explains how to create a rustic italian bread, or focaccia, studded with sage and smothered with red bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and basil.

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  • 3 H, 30 M
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Sweet Ricotta Tart

Sweet Ricotta Tart

For this Italian treat, a sweet ricotta filing studded with chocolate and candied orange rind and flavored with citrus is nestled in a cookie-like crust.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
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The half-moon biscotti cookies on a yellow glass plate

Lemon Biscotti

These crunchy biscotti have a sprightly flavor thanks to fresh lemon zest, lemon oil, and a good splash of lemon-flavored vodka. A perfect snack or dessert.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Affogato

Homemade Affogato

Rich, homemade coffee ice cream is drizzled with amaretto and espresso and topped with a luscious chocolate ganache, or fudge sauce, and softly whipped cream.

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  • 5 H, 30 M
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Plate of grilled beef, rosemary, capers, salad greens and lemon wedges

Grilled Beef with Rosemary and Capers

New York Strip steak is rubbed with a garlic-rosemary infused olive oil and grilled then placed on top of a bed of salad greens. Grilling at its best.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
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Tray of 8 deep-fried stuffed zucchini flowers, filled with ricotta cheese and herbs

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers

This appetizer is a favorites all over Italy. Zucchini blossoms are stuffed with ricotta cheese, seasoned with basil and lemon, batter-dipped, and then fried.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
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A potato rosemary focaccia--bread topped with sliced potatoes and rosemary sprigs on a white plate

Potato Rosemary Focaccia

An intense herb oil of basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, garlic an thyme is drizzled atop focaccia loaded with slices of potato, onions, and rosemary.

  • 45 M
  • 6 H
  • 6
Rainbow Cookies

Rainbow Cookies

Also known as Neapolitan or Venetian cookies, these vivid cakes are stacked and sliced and dubbed cookies. We can deal.

  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 24
Two metal cups and lids with soft polenta and forest mushrooms inside, on a white plate

Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms

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

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
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