Now That's Italian

Roasted Bell Pepper Risotto Recipe

A rich Italian recipe for risotto di peperoni
Feb 24, 2014 4:00 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 3:00 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 12:00 pm

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 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.

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