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Spaghetti all’Aglio e Olio

Spaghetti all’aglio e olio–spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, pepper flakes, and cheese–is a simple authentic Italian classic that makes an ideal weeknight supper. Adapted from Women for Women International | Share | Kyle Books, 2013 This spaghetti all’aglio e olio recipe is classic Italian simplicity and frugality. Or so says its author. We’re not arguing. The pasta cooking water is the secret ingredient as it lends a unique… devour more »          

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Sweet Whipped Ricotta Cream

This sweet whipped ricotta cream is a creamy blend of ricotta cheese, sugar, vanilla, and lemon that’s perfect for dolloping atop everything from berries to muffins. Adapted from Natalie Paull | Beatrix Bakes | Hardie Grant, 2020 This sweet whipped ricotta cream is just the thing to lend a touch of fancy to all manner of desserts. Rely on the freshest, best quality ricotta you can find to get gloriously creamy results. (And don’t you dare… devour more »          

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Jim Lahey’s Pizza Dough

Jim Lahey’s pizza dough allows you to create the sort of quality pizza crust at home that you’ve only ever experienced at the best of Italian bakeries and pizzerias. And it’s easier than you’d expect. Adapted from Jim Lahey | My Pizza | Clarkson Potter, 2012 We know you’ve always wanted to fling pizza dough like a boss. And Jim Lahey is going to help you get there. We just want to caution that it may not come… devour more »          

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Homemade Cavatelli

This homemade cavatelli is easy to make with flour, water, salt, and oil, and doesn’t even require a pasta maker. Here’s how to make it. Adapted from The Silver Spoon Kitchen | Puglia | Phaidon, 2015 These homemade cavatelli are little curls of pasta and are quite common in southern Italy, where they’re commonly served simply, as in cavatelli with broccoli. Yes, you can make your own homemade cavatelli pasta and no, you… devour more »          

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Homemade Potato Gnocchi

These homemade potato gnocchi are, quite frankly, the best version of this Italian classic that we’ve ever had. They’re made with russet potatoes, flour, egg, and salt and are like little pillows of potato heaven. Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. Adapted from The Silver Spoon Kitchen | The Silver Spoon | Phaidon, 2011 We don’t know all there is to Italian cooking. But we do know how to make… devour more »          

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Beef Braised in Barolo

This beef braised in Barolo from Cook’s Illustrated is an impressive Italian dinner made with a chuck roast that’s slowly cooked with pancetta, carrots, onions, and celery in a red wine and tomato sauce. Perfect for entertaining. Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated | The Best Slow & Easy Recipes | America’s Test Kitchen, 2008 Once upon a cold winter’s night, the editors of Leite’s Culinaria made this beef braised in… devour more »          Related Stories Pan Roasted Pork Chops Pane Francese Italian Onion Soup | Licurdia  

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Pane Francese

This pane francese recipe turns out a northern Italian bread that’s crusty and chewy and all sorts of incredible. Looks like a baguette, tastes like a ciabatta. Adapted from Zachary Golper | Peter Kaminsky | Bien Cuit | Regan Arts, 2015 This pane francese recipe, to paraphrase Zachary Golper, who authored one of the best cookbooks in recent years, turns out a loaf of bread that looks like a baguette and tastes like a ciabatta. He… devour more »          

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Italian Onion Soup | Licurdia

This Italian onion soup is similar to French onion soup and is made with just onions, broth, flour, salt, and oil. Topping with a crunchy cheese toast is optional though highly recommended. Adapted from Katie Parla | Food of the Italian South | Clarkson Potter, 2019 This 4-ingredient Italian onion soup is just as humble, frugal, and soothing as its more commonly known French kin. It’s referred to in its native Italy as Tropea onion soup,… devour more »          

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Ligurian Almond Cake

This ligurian almond cake is a classic Italian dessert made with blanched almonds, flour, sugar, eggs, and lemon. It’s not overly sweet, so you can easily enjoy it any time of the day (breakfast included). Adapted from Nick Malgieri | Bake! | Kyle Books, 2010 This remarkably—and deceptively—simple Ligurian almond cake boasts an understated elegance, a not-too-sweet taste, and pleasantly dense crumb that are the hallmarks of this… devour more »          

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Roast Pork in Milk

This roast pork in milk is an Italian classic known for taking an inexpensive cut of pork and the utterly easy preparation of bathing it in an exquisitely creamy sauce. Adapted from Katie Caldesi | Cook Italy | Kyle Books, 2010 A stroke of Italian brilliance, this classic tenderizing technique infuses a relatively cheap cut of pork with the subtle sweetness of milk. Thing is, pork loin nowadays is leaner than it once was back in the day. Those… devour more »          

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