Skillet on the stove filled with risotto alla Milanese, a pile of cheese, and a wooden spoon

Risotto Alla Milanese

Lidia—yes, THAT Lidia—shares her classic risotto as it’s made back in Italy. Gather your saffron, shallots, white wine, and Parmesan.

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Strozzapreti

Strozzapreti

Dumplings that were named for a pasta-loving priest who got a little gluttonous and strangled himself by swallowing them whole. Gotta be good, eh?

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Oval dish with cacio e pepe kugel, a cheese and pepper casserole with fettuccine and ricotta and Pecorino cheeses baked golden

Cacio e Pepe Kugel

Cacio e pepe kugel. It’s what happens when Rome’s famous pasta dish collides with everyone’s favorite Jewish comfort food.

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White bowl with quinoa chili, red kidney beans, tomatoes, black beans, chopped avocado, grated, cheese, tortilla chips, a black spoon

Quinoa Chili

A vegetarian’s delight. Quinoa, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are cooked in a broth infused with chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and unsweetened cocoa.

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White plate with two rolled manicotti on it

Manicotti

Sometimes simple is best. Like this manicotti made with a simple filling of ricotta and Parmesan. Tastes like someone’s nonna made it.

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Asparagus Risotto

Asparagus Risotto

An easy, light, spring-inspired riff on traditional risotto that still manages to maintain all the rich, indulgent, creamy goodness of the Italian classic.

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A bowl filled with shrimp and leek Pasta--large shrimp, wide noodles, chopped leeks, and cheese

Shrimp and Leek Pasta

So long, noodles that are buried beneath heavy cream sauces. This shrimp and leek pasta is made with a barely there broth and the sweetness of leeks.

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Plastic container or North African chicken soup with shredded chicken, ras el hanout, couscous, and preserved lemon

North African Chicken Soup

We wish we always had a stash of this chicken soup recipe in the fridge to take to lunch as a soothing respite in the day.

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A cast iron skillet filled with baked macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This easy shove-it-in-the-oven casserole is exactly what macaroni and cheese ought to be—cheesy, crumb-topped, and ridiculously indulgent.

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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.

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Serving bowl and small bowl of rice pudding topped with whipped cream, along with spoons on a lace tablecloth

Riz au Lait | French Rice Pudding

Riz au lait is another way of saying French rice pudding. So gosh darn easy and impossible to stop eating that it’s quite possibly the thing we love most about the French.

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Four individual baking dishes with mac and cheese, topped with truffles

Truffled Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese goes high falutin’ with a drizzle of chichi truffle oil and a few shavings of black truffle. Pricey, perhaps. But well worth it every once in a special while.

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  • 17