Basic Polenta Recipe

Basic Polenta

This basic polenta recipe is the perfect base for so many Italian dishes. Add cheese, top it with sauce or meat, cut it into squares and fry it. Shall we go on?

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  • 30 M
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Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe

Lobster Fra Diavolo

This swanky pasta dish, gilded with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and hints of finely chopped chile, lends a little extravagance to everyday spaghetti.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 10
Lardo

Hog Heaven: Lardo di Colonnata

Lardo di Colonnata is the pristine, silky fat from pigs that sup on forest nuts near the Italian town of Colonnata and that’s cured in an herby brine.

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 6
Bruschetta with Tomato Recipe

Bruschetta with Tomato

Bruschetta rubbed with garlic and loaded with tomato are de rigeur summer fare. Pile heirloom tomatoes on the toast for a twist on the classic.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
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Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes Recipe

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

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Corn and Green Tomato Salad Recipe

Corn and Green Tomato Salad

For this salad, fresh corn, green tomatoes, and red onion are tossed in a refreshing Champagne vinaigrette. All hail summer!

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Timeless Sardines

A far cry from their tinned cousins, European sardines are at their plumpest perfection in June. Writer Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco explains it all for you.