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Creating Mealtime Magic in Venice

Rick Steves | Posted 09.29.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Video: thetravelphile.com / facebook.com/thetravelphile One of the joys of travel is eating well. And one of the challenges of leading a good tour is...

Chicken Cacciatore, A 5-Star Take On The Classic Favorite

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Chicken Cacciatore Chicken cacciatore has been reinvented with my 5-star take on the classic favourite. With a combination of bold tomato sauce and lu...

Tiramisu With Mango, An Exotic Twist To An Italian Classic

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 09.27.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Tiramisu With Mango This is a real twist on Tiramisu Recipe. It's a tropical inspired dessert packed with flavors that will make you drool. Mango, mas...

Bucatini Amatriciana, An Ancient Italian Pasta

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 09.26.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Amatriciana Bucatini all'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish mixing salty guanciale with tangy Pecorino Romano cheese and scrumptious Italian pe...

Cooking with Great-Grandma

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 09.26.2016 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

And there we were, food writer Saverio de Luca and I trying to figure out how to cook my great-grandmother's handwritten recipes on a wood stove. I re...

Italian Lemon Cookies

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 09.21.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Italian Lemon Cookies Lemon cookies are for those times when you want to bake something special without too much effort! Roll out these tangy lemon co...

The Best Lasagna Recipe Ever

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 09.20.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Lasagna Recipe Layers of melting cheese, veal & pork mince along with a velvety rich tomato sauce make up my favourite Lasagna recipe with porcini mu...

The Rugged Beauty of the Amalfi Coast

John Mariani | Posted 09.16.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

To state the obvious, Italy's Amalfi Coast is as beautiful as any stretch of coastline in the world, 25 miles of rippling inlets and bays that include the island of Capri and its extraordinary Blue Grotto.

Pasta Alla Norma

Vincenzo Prosperi | Posted 09.15.2016 | Taste
Vincenzo Prosperi

Pasta Alla Norma Take your tastebuds to Sicily with my recreation of Pasta alla Norma - aptly named after an opera and sure make your stomach sing! T...

From the Kitchen to the Page and Back

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 09.05.2016 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Photo: Duccio Battistrada A bundle of yellowish brittle pages, written in a time-worn, careful handwriting, have been floating around my mother's kitc...

Don Alfonso Shows the Glory of Southern Italian Cuisine

John Mariani | Posted 08.30.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Set in the hill town of Sant'Agata sue due Golfi is the extraordinary Don Alfonso 1890, which is not just one of the loveliest boutique hotels in Italy but one of Europe's very finest restaurants, run by the redoubtable chef Don Alfonso Iaccarino and his dear, charming wife Livia, who have had the hotel since 1982.

Unique Food and Wine in the Foothills of Mount Vesuvius

John Mariani | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Before a traveler embarks on the treacherously winding and ridiculously narrow drive along Italy's Amalfi Coast, there are towns and pleasures along the way just south of Naples and before you get to Sorrento, not least, of course, Mount Vesuvius and the ruins of Pompeii.

Nation's Family Favorite Spaghetti Bolognese With Authentic Tomato Sauce (Gluten Free/Paleo/Low Carb)

Justina Elumeze | Posted 08.17.2016 | Taste
Justina Elumeze

I love spaghetti bolognese. I mean, who doesn't? The tomatoes, onions, garlic and beef all perfectly combine to create a rich sauce that is now the na...

Mamo Arrives in NYC via Antibes

John Mariani | Posted 08.16.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Entering Mamo's second floor dining room and knowing that its antecedent is in Antibes on the French Riviera, I saw immediately that the owners had gotten everything just right for a summer's evening in Soho. Twilight still stole through the windows and cast a lovely glow on the white brick walls hung with brightly colored Italian movie posters.

Back in Old Napoli

John Mariani | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Back in the 19th century Naples had the distinction of being compared only with Paris for its grandeur by Goethe, Dumas, Flaubert, and the Marquis de Sade, even if Mark Twain--grumpy to be quarantined for ten days in its harbor--found that grandeur jumbled together with the most dire poverty.

The Best Ways To Use Stale Bread

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel

We could call it the multiplication of the loaves without the fishes. That’s because this food imbued with meaning—bread—plays more than a symbo...

How to Navigate The Farmer's Market Like A Chef

Brando de Oliveira | Posted 08.05.2016 | Taste
Brando de Oliveira

Each week, I stroll through the market scavenging for the best produce for our menu. I covet these summer months when the market is brimming with rows of golden cherry tomatoes, giant squashes, and ripe peaches. These open-air markets bring me back to Tuscany--especially when I see rows of bright sunflowers, or girasoli. To capitalize on these last summer days, I'm using this post to point out some of my favorite seasonal produce, and a few tips on how to navigate the market like a chef.

Rome's Restaurants Old and New

John Mariani | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Romans favor the same restaurants and dishes they always have, and everyone will have an opinion as to which restaurant serves the best pasta, the freshest seafood or the most flavorful lamb. Still, new restaurants do open that help diversify the city's dining scene. Here's a some of my favorites.

Rome's Two Greatest and Grandest Restaurants

John Mariani | Posted 07.12.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

Sprawling across the broad terrace floor of the Rome Cavalieri Hotel, La Pergola is easily one of the most romantic restaurants in the world, purposely lighted that way and configured so that simply walking through it puts you in mind of all the sweeping American-in-Rome movies of the 1950s--"Three Coins in the Fountain," "A Light in the Piazza," "Roman Adventure," and "Roman Holiday."

Authentic Italian Food in the Heart of Downtown Miami

Sonia Queralt | Posted 07.06.2016 | Miami
Sonia Queralt

Vero is an Italian treasure tucked away in between buildings in a quiet part of downtown Miami. If you are not paying attention you could walk right by this place, and trust me you do NOT want to do that.

Rome's Best Hotels For Business And Pleasure

John Mariani | Posted 07.06.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

While the allure of Rome may make tourism its principal industry, it is also a major international business center whose travelers require as much modernity and efficiency as they do the traditional comforts of a city that can be mindbogglingly difficult to negotiate.

Are You Sure You're Using Balsamic Vinegar Correctly?

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.31.2016 | Travel

It is one of Italy’s favorite condiments and people count it out with droppers because, if authentic, it is very expensive. An invention from the to...

Potato Encrusted Soft-Shell Crab

Brando de Oliveira | Posted 05.25.2016 | Taste
Brando de Oliveira

Timing is everything for soft-shell crabs. They only come around during the summer when the blue crab casts away its hard shell.

A Mysterious Italian Menu Where Nothing Is What It Seems

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.19.2016 | Travel

CARROT LINGUINE WITH GARLIC AND ANCHOVIES (Serves 4) 3 yellow carrots 2 cloves garlic 1 small piece grated ginger 4 anchovy fillets 120 g (4.2 oz) ch...

The Birthday Dinner

Nancy Mills | Posted 05.17.2016 | Taste
Nancy Mills

I like making lasagna because there are always leftovers. This recipe is my attempt to recreate the lasagna we ate in Sorrento, Italy, a few years ago. It's good for vegetarians because you can serve the meatballs on the side.