italian food

10 Places To Eat Incredibly Well In Rome, Italy

The Eternal City is eternally hungry
May 21, 2015 9:00 am

Rome is unquestionably one of the world’s greatest food cities and a paradise for pasta lovers especially. You probably know the classic dishes: amatriciana, carbonara, cacio e pepe. Now find out the best places to eat them. Italy-based writer Sara Porro has some excellent recommendations.

10 Iconic Dishes To Seek Out In Milan, Italy

A city full of “rich” cuisine in more ways than one
Apr 30, 2015 9:00 am

Arguably the single most fitting adjective to describe traditional Milanese cuisine is “rich” — which applies to the city’s food in more than one sense. First, the Po River acts as an informal border between the north, where butter is the fat of choice, and the rest of the country where olive oil reigns. Since Lombardy is a landlocked region, fish doesn’t appear in any Milanese staples: Meat is the undisputed star of the Milanese table. And here’s where to find it.

8 Italian Desserts To Complete Your Feast

The fried, the creamy, the frozen and spiked
Mar 13, 2015 2:45 pm

An Italian meal isnt just a meal — its a full-on feast. And what would a feast be without dessert? No, not a Little Debbie cake, and certainly not fruit. Fruit is not dessert at a feast. No, the end of this meal (a whole week of big Italian meals, actually) calls for a true labor of love, one that might involve ricotta and maybe even a little homemade limoncello. 

Here's A Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe Two Ways

Neat and tidy? Or down ’n’ dirty? Your choice.
Mar 13, 2015 1:00 pm

You wont find lobster fra diavolo on any menus in Italy, but thats what Italian-American Week is all about. Were celebrating the dishes created here in the States, delicious sacrilege in the form of chicken parm with spaghetti, rigatoni with meatballs and devil-may-care lobster in spicy tomato sauce.

Italian Celeb Chef Heinz Beck Has Never Heard Of Most Italian-American Dishes

He seemed sorta bemused by the whole idea
Mar 13, 2015 11:00 am

Garlic bread, chicken parmigiana, spaghetti with meatballs. These are dishes just about anyone who grew up in America knows well. These are also dishes that some commonly associate with Italy. But the fact is that these dishes have very little — and in some cases nothing at all — to do with the boot-shaped country or its cuisine. So, what does one of the world's best Italian chefs think of Italian-American cuisine? Is he even aware of its existence?

6 Italian Sausages To Know And Love

Also, how to pronounce ’nduja
Mar 12, 2015 2:00 pm

One thing weve learned during Italian-American Week, besides how much we truly love all kinds of stuffed pasta, is that there is no Italian food without sausage. While Italy is world-famous for its salumi, or cured meats and sausages, the countrys fresh varieties are not to be trifled with. Whether theyre hot off the grill in a bun with peppers and onions (Italian-American style) or spread on rustic bread like the pâté of your Calabrian dreams, Italian sausage is on the menu.

Italian Wedding Soup Has Nothing To Do With Actual Weddings

It's about bringing different broths together
Mar 12, 2015 1:00 pm

In spite of its moniker, this dish is not served at Italian weddings. In fact, the only walk down the aisle in the soup’s history is the pig’s to slaughter. Writer Katie Parla gets to the bottom of this curiously named stew.

14 Ways To Use That Italian Red Sauce (Gravy)

A big pot of sauce is a prime jumping-off point
Mar 12, 2015 12:00 pm

If you’re celebrating Italian-American Week like we are, you made a big ol’ pot of tomato sauce. A really huge one. You can’t really celebrate this particular week without this particular sauce — it’s an absolute staple, and one of the most versatile blank slates for dinner ever. We have 14 ways to soak up the goodness, from pasta to vegetables to polenta to even more pasta, so don’t you worry about that big pot of sauce (or gravy, depending on the context). Everything’s going to be great.

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