Now That's Italian

Video: Behind The Scenes At Mario Batali’s Favorite Restaurant In Rome, La Pergola

This is Michelin three-star dining, Italian style
Mar 17, 2014 2:30 pm

In 2012 we introduced you to Heinz Beck, the most famous Roman chef you probably have never heard about. German-born, but living in Italy for decades, Beck runs the three-Michelin star La Pergola in Rome’s opulent Cavalieri Hotel. It’s the only restaurant to be awarded the big three and, as we find out in this video, it’s Mario Batali’s favorite restaurant in the city. Here's a behind the scenes tour.

Wolfgang Puck's Cantaloupe Salad With Prosciutto & Ice Wine Dressing Recipe

The master chef reinvents prosciutto-wrapped melon
Feb 25, 2014 3:00 pm

Prosciutto y meloni, or prosciutto-wrapped melon, is a favorite appetizer or first course in Italy and throughout Europe. Who better than Austrian-born chef Wolfgang Puck to reimagine this simple, elegant dish as a salad for the perfect start to your meal?

Roasted Bell Pepper Risotto Recipe

A rich Italian recipe for risotto di peperoni
Feb 24, 2014 3:00 pm

While you can find any cuisine in London, we particularly recommend the Italian food by chef Theo Randall at The InterContinental London Park Lane. While you may think peperoni = pepperoni (yay!), the English translation of this important Italian word is actually "bell pepper," which makes this risotto friendly for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.   

The Definitive 45-Minute Pizza Dough Recipe

"Emergency" dough is easier to make than you think!
Feb 6, 2014 2:00 pm

6-time World Champion pizza chef Bruno Di Fabio knows his dough. But not everyone has time to go through the lengthy process of rising, kneading, rising, kneading and so on. Want to slap the sauce and cheese on in under an hour? Stick to the pizza king's 45-minute dough recipe that won't stick to you.

15 Pasta Recipes Off The Beaten Path

You've never made these pasta recipes. It's time.
Feb 5, 2014 11:00 am

You know how to make bolognese sauce and everyone knows it, but have you tried your hand at a white bolognese? How about a white puttanesca? Tomatoes won't be in season for 6 months — time to fire off a new go-to pasta dish, and you might as well make it one you've never tried before. Check out 15 brand-new pasta recipes to refresh your repertoire. 

Andrew Carmellini's Pappardelle With White Bolognese Recipe

Make the NYC chef's tomato-free pasta tonight
Dec 18, 2013 12:00 pm
Photo: Chris Court

Food & Wine magazine released this cookbook in honor of the 25th anniversary of their "Best New Chef" awards (something we look forward to every year). This collection of the honorees' 100 best recipes is essentially guaranteed success in the kitchen, so acquire one ASAP and get started on Andrew Carmellini's traditional white bolognese sauce.  

Sicilian Spiced Duck Breast With Preserved Orange Recipe

Citrusy poultry for the holidays from Scarpetta
Nov 13, 2013 3:00 pm

We've been waiting a long time to tackle the recipes from Scott Conant's Scarpetta Cookbook. But before we dive head-first into the pasta, let's check out a classic Italian duck recipe. We know there's so much more to Italian cuisine. "As much as I love spaghetti, I do more than just make pasta," he says.

 

Focaccia Stuffed With Taleggio And Pancetta Recipe

Homemade focaccia recipe with cheese baked inside
Oct 29, 2013 3:00 pm

There's nothing quite like a travelogue cookbook by an award-winning chef, which is why we're loving Jeff Michaud's new book, Eating Italy. Guess who else loves it? Well, we won't call out the whole list of glowing reviews by name...but Bastianich, Silverton, Symon, Bloomfield and Waxman are a few. If you're a fan of authentic Northern Italian cuisine, this beautifully photographed book belongs in your kitchen. 

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