A wooden bowl of barley salad with shopped spinach, tomatoes, feta cheese, onion, and olives

Barley Salad

For this barley salad, pearl barley and black barley are tossed with pine nuts, chiles, cucumber, and olives. Serve the salad as starter or as a toothsome lunch.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0
Persian Rice Pilaf

Persian Rice Pilaf

Basmati rice is first cooked, mixed with apricots, onion, saffron, cinnamon, and then fried to get a nice crust. Pomegranate seeds give color and sassiness.

  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
Clams and Rice

Croatian Clams and Rice

This Croatian specialty is simply clams and rice tossed with olives and spooned into empty clam shells. Ta-da!

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Linguine with Mixed Seafood

Linguine with Mixed Seafood

Linguine pasta, clams, mussels, langoustines, and shrimp are tossed in a light tomato-garlic sauce spiked with pepper flakes. A simple quick dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Luxuriously broad noodles known as pappardelle become all tangled up in this hearty bolognese sauce. Whereas the pasta is fresh, the sauce can be made ahead.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2
A bowl of saffron pasta salad with tuna, mozzarella, capers, and olives on a blue table

Saffron Pasta Salad with Tuna

Anyone who thinks Sicilian men don’t cook should meet Giuseppe Scarlata, a native who likes to create dishes alla fantasia.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
A wide white bowl filled with fettuccine with a savory veal sauce and a carafe and glass of wine in the background.

Fettuccine with a Savory Veal Sauce

Supple strands of pasta luxuriate in an easy, elegant, knock-your-socks-off veal sauce that’s gilded with butter and tomatoes. All in 30 minutes.

  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 3
A white bowl filled with farfelle with fresh salmon is nested inside another white bowl with a carafe and glass of red wine in the background.

Farfalle with Fresh Salmon

So what if salmon isn’t from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is, and he says to go right ahead and toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream.

  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 12
A white serving bowl filled with penne with spinach-ricotta sauce.

Penne with Spinach-Ricotta Sauce

A sort of inside-out take on tortellini filled with spinach and ricotta, this quick weeknight pasta supper boasts a rich spinach and ricotta sauce.

  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 1
Two bowls of angel hair pasta with lemon cream sauce.

Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

A perky weeknight supper tossed together from five consummate pantry staples: skinny strands of quick-cooking angel hair pasta, lemon, cream, parsley, and booze.

  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

The nutty beigeness of quinoa creates a blank canvas for pistachios and cranberries to do their spirited dance in this holiday side. (Did we mention that it’s both vegan and gluten-free?)

  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 6
Lemon Israeli Couscous

Lemon Israeli Couscous

These pearl-like couscous are cooked in chicken stock for extra flavor and tossed with peas, mint, parsley, and lemon zest. A simple, easy sider dish.

  • 20 M
  • 40 M
  • 2