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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A green bowl of almond roca--broken layers of chocolate, caramel, and sliced almonds--on striped fabric

Almond Roca

Studded with almonds and coated in silky chocolate, this roca–essentially toffee–is utterly impossible to resist. Give it as a holiday gift.

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A Valencian orange tart with slices of oranges in a circular pattern in a pastry crust

Valencian Orange Tart

This tart is citrus-packed. Thin-skinned oranges are arranged in a flower pattern in a buttery crust that’s brushed with orange marmalade then baked until soft.

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A snowflake cake decorated with white chocolate snowflakes and silver dragees on a green plate.

Snowflake Cake

Swaddled in drifts of silken buttercream and strewn with white chocolate stars, this layer cake just sorta screams white Christmas.

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Marinated Idiazábal cheese chunks, garlic, and rosemary on a glass plate

Marinated Idiazábal Cheese

Idiazábal, smoked Spainish cheese, is marinated in a rosemary-thyme-infused oil seasoned with garlic and black pepper. A simple snack or tapas.

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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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Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Hot Chocolate Puddings

These just-the-right-size cakes have a crisp, brownie-like surface, a moist, pudding-like center, and, lurking beneath, a blissful pool of fudge sauce.

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