This afternoon, we closed out a week in which Food Republic tucked in our collective cloth-napkin bib and went to town on all things Italian-American. As Richard Martin wrote in his colorful introduction, Italian-American food has informed so many people in our country, from professional chefs to suburban families to foreign tourists visiting the country’s many Little Italys. This week we looked at the topic of Italian food in America from many perspectives. Here are the stories as they appeared on the website:

MONDAY
Jon And Vinny Open An Italian-American Restaurant
12 Stuffed Pastas To Know And Cook
The One And Only Zeppole Recipe
Recipe: Squid Ink Pasta With Seafood, Burst Tomatoes And Sea Urchin Butter Recipe

TUESDAY
Little Italy In Manhattan Is Migliore! If You Know Where To Look At Least.
Chicago Chef Tony Mantuano Will Never Forget His Grandmother's Homemade Fusilli
10 Italian Appetizers To Kick Off Your Feast
Instagrammed: You’re Photographing Lasagna. We’re Stalking You.
Recipe: Chef Ed Cotton Makes Some Mean Fettuccine Bolognese

WEDNESDAY
How East Passyunk Became Philadelphia’s Most Exciting Food Neighborhood
6 Ways To Make Better Pizza At Home
Advanced Italian: 8 Intensive Cooking Projects Worth Your Time
Recipe: It Exists, It’s Delicious: Turducken Lasagna With Fresh Ricotta

THURSDAY
Hip To Be Square: Grandma Pizza Is A New York City Original
7 Italian Neighborhoods Around America
14 Ways To Use That Italian Red Sauce (Gravy)
6 Italian Sausages To Know And Love
Italian Wedding Soup Has Nothing To Do With Actual Weddings
Italian-American Wines Are Ready To Make A Comeback
Recipe: Carmine’s Famous Scarpariello Chicken Wings

FRIDAY
When Others Had Julia, Mario Carbone Learned The Cooking Moves From Vito
Italian Celeb Chef Heinz Beck Has Never Heard Of Most Italian-American Dishes
A Brief Illustrated Introduction To Stromboli, Muffaletta And Pasta Fazool
Here's A Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe Two Ways
8 Italian Desserts To Complete Your Feast