A white bowl filled with risotto and topped with a sprig of thyme and some lemon zest

Lemon and Thyme Risotto

A lilt of lemon and hints of thyme dance throughout this simple risotto. The best they’ve ever tasted.

  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 15
Skillet with four seared pork sausages near a baking sheet of roasted grapes

Pork Sausages with Roasted Grapes

A traditionally Umbrian dish in which pork sausages and plump grapes are coaxed to tender goodness and jammy sweetness. You’re welcome.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
A square of polenta with layers of meat sauce on a plate with a fork, two glasses of wine

Polenta Cake with Meat Sauce

In this inspired Italian creation, traditional lasagna noodles are supplanted by polenta. Trust us, you’ll feel no guilt nor regret over forsaking custom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 12
Pot filled with star pasta, melting butter, and a wooden spoon all on a towel

Pastina with Butter and Milk

We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons…all thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta. It just may be the cutest supper in the solar system.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 59
White plate of shaved fennel salad with olives, and provolone cheese

Shaved Fennel Salad with Provolone

Simple and lovely and Italian, this salad is a contemporary combination of traditional Italian ingredients from chef Ignacio Mattos, chef at Estela in Manhattan.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A large bowl filled with fried arancini balls and a small bowl of red pepper sauce on the side

Paella Arancini

Paella arancini. It’s a savvy and sassy little appetizer that’s based on an Italian classic but tastes contemporary as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 0
A serving platter with a piece of toast spread with marmalade. A jar of marmalade and knife rest in the background

Meyer Lemon Marmalade

We can think of no more compelling reason to indulge in toast for breakfast than this sweetly tart marmalade.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 22
A glass mixing bowl filled with homemade nutella and a spatula rests inside the bowl

Homemade Nutella

No longer are you safe from temptation just because you summoned enough fortitude to skip the Nutella aisle at the store. Not safe at all.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 151
Cacio e Pepe

Quick Cacio e Pepe

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

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6