Now That's Italian

Andrew Carmellini's Pappardelle With White Bolognese Recipe

Make the NYC chef's tomato-free pasta tonight
Dec 18, 2013 1:00 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 4:00 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 4:00 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. 

Italian 101: Traditional Antipasto Recipe

How to put together a classic Italian first course
Oct 9, 2013 12:00 pm
Photo: David Loftus

In rural Italy years ago every family had a pig, which was killed each year so that different cuts of cured meat would be available in the larder (pantry). Nowadays, all you need is a trip to the supermarket or Italian deli to find these delicacies. Arrange them on big platters in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves.

9 Pasta Forms Every Chef Should Memorize

Know your garganelli from cavatelli
Oct 8, 2013 9:00 am

Our favorite chefs from Memphis, Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, have offered up a kinda badass guide to pasta shapes. We’re oftentimes torn between using garganelli, cavatelli and malfatti with our pestos and ragus. That is when we can keep it all straight. Here, the record is set straight.

10 Super-Authentic Italian Pasta Recipes For Classy Weekend Dining

Homestyle recipes from il patria in your kitchen
Sep 7, 2013 2:00 pm

If you're going to make pasta, do it justice: keep things Italian. We've rounded up 10 of our favorite authentic Italian pasta recipes straight from the homeland — no sauce in a jar here. Also included are techniques you need to know. If you're not privy to the trick behind real spaghetti carbonara or can't name the secret ingredient in the three-ingredient dish that is cacio e pepe, now's the time to acquire that knowledge and put a masterpiece on the table. 

Bruschetta Caprese Recipe

Two Italian staples come together in one dish
Aug 26, 2013 2:00 pm
bruschetta caprese recipe
Photo: David Loftus

Family Italian, a new cookbook release from famed Italian chef (and Jamie Oliver mentor) Gennaro Contaldo, is packed with the recipes we want to cook. From haute cuisine to rustic peasant food — we love the whole spectrum — Family Italian is one of those books that puts you in the mood for a big, hearty dinner. Start off with this seasonal summer bruschetta, featuring ripe tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. 

Paccheri Pasta With Swordfish, Olives, Capers And Mint Recipe

Franny's pasta with fish and spices is perfect
Jul 30, 2013 3:01 pm

We're so happy Brooklyn cornerstone Franny's condensed their spectacular repertoire into one of the best cookbooks of the summer. Prepare for homestyle Italian food of the finest quality, each recipe with its own quirky twist. This swordfish pasta may have you making more trips to the fish market.


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