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5 Standout Sausage Recipes You Have to Try

Jennifer Segal | Posted 05.15.2016 | Taste
Jennifer Segal

Tired of serving chicken every night? Give sausage a go! You can use it in everything from lasagna to turkey burgers.

Workin' It

Edie Weinstein | Posted 05.13.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edie Weinstein

As I am writing this post, I am accutely aware that in a month, I will be acknowledging a milestone in my life. Two years ago, while on my way home fr...

Easy Italian Recipes To Make As A Family

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel

Children who are good eaters have been trained to taste things from a very early age. This is what experience has taught us and today it’s also disc...

A Dark Venice Alley Hides a Dining Delight

Rick Steves | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Nearly every evening I'm out prowling the streets in search of the latest places to eat for my guidebooks. (I'm usually with local guides who help me ...

A Pumped-Up Italian Egg Drop Soup

Franco Lania | Posted 05.10.2016 | Taste
Franco Lania

When most people think of an Italian egg drop soup they think of the classic stracciatella, which is basically a flavorful broth stock fortified with a mixture of eggs and Parmesan whipped into the soup while boiling hot. Presto, instant deliciousness! Sciusceddu is the Sicilian pumped-up version of this dish.

Bobo's Trattoria: Good Energy!

Rick Steves | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

It's funny to me how travelers are disinclined to walk just 5 minutes away from the tourist zone to find a restaurant filled with locals (not tourists...

4 Italian Recipes That Aren't Quite Raw, But Aren't Quite Cooked

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 05.04.2016 | Travel

Between cooked and raw, there’s marinating, an age-old technique that’s also healthy. It gives food flavor and makes it digestible and healthy, wi...

A New Restaurant Brings Authentic Piedmontese Cuisine to NYC

John Mariani | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
John Mariani

As far as I know, NYC has only two true Piedmontese restaurants--the venerable Barbetta, opened in 1906, and the brand new San Carlo Osteria Piemonte....

Turning into a Tuscan Pasta-Making Machine

Rick Steves | Posted 04.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of my favorite agriturismi (farmhouse B&Bs) in Tuscany is Cretaiole, where Isabella and Carlo host about 15 visitors at a time for week-long stays...

Lighter Italian Recipes That Are Perfect For Summer Nights

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel

It never appears in the list of ingredients, yet water is a key ingredient and is used in various ways: to boil, steam or dilute, always in the backgr...

Your ultimate luxury guide to Italy's summer hot spots

Lauren Resnick | Posted 04.25.2016 | Travel
Lauren Resnick

Looking for your perfect itinerary for an Italian summer getaway? Check out these top 3 Italian destinations to visit this summer. This will be a trip...

Kamal Mouzawak: True Renaissance Man and a Food Lover's Dream Come True

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.13.2016 | Taste
E. Nina Rothe

Kamal Mouzawak, photographed in Florence by Antonella Cardillo A beautiful Lebanese saying can be translated loosely as "dress according to others' t...

4 Couscous Recipes For Every Meal Of The Day

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.08.2016 | Travel

Everyone thinks it originated in North Africa, but historically it is one of the most widely used and beloved foods of Sicily. Couscous is coarsely gr...

The Best Red Pasta Sauce Italians Love But You've Never Heard Of

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 04.07.2016 | Travel

Pasta with amatriciana sauce is one of the symbols of Italian cuisine. It is a classic of Lazio—its regional capital is Rome—and it has very ancie...

A Taste of Northern Italy In Austin

Suchi Rudra | Posted 04.06.2016 | Travel
Suchi Rudra

(photo by Suchi Rudra) Last June, in the midst of a European heat wave, I slowly made my way down through Italy over the course of three weeks. It wa...

Ragu helps Neapolitan Mother-in-Law Flip Universal Cliché

Juliet Linley | Posted 04.04.2016 | Home
Juliet Linley

If there's one stereotype that is universal, it's that mothers-in-law are generally to be kept at arms' length. In Italy, the word "suocera" comes wi...

A Foodie's Guide to Eating Italian on Staten Island

Dana D. | Posted 04.01.2016 | Taste
Dana D.

As Williamsburg, Long Island City, Bushwick, and even Bedford-Stuyvesant become more gentrified (read: more expensive), New York transplants are asking the question: what is the next frontier? May I be so bold as to suggest Staten Island?

An Italian Chef Reveals His Favorite Tomato Recipes

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel

It is the main ingredient in Italian cooking and there are countless varieties. They are used both fresh and as sauce. I got a few tips about using it...

NYC's Il Gattopardo Gets Better and Better After 15 Years

John Mariani | Posted 03.23.2017 | Travel
John Mariani

There is rarely an evening when Il Gattopardo, named after the great Giuseppe di Lampedusa's 1958 novel of Sicilian life, when owners Gianfranco and Paula Sorrentino (below with Chef Gnazzo) do not know most of their guests as long-time regulars going back fourteen years, when this refined ristorante was located a few doors away from its present location.

The Best Food In Italy That Isn't Pizza

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel

Pizza in the south, but piadine, tigelle, gnocco fritto et al. in the north. So is Italy divided in half? Only by creativity in using the simplest and...

Can I Still Be Italian If I Don't Eat Pasta?

Refinery29 | Posted 03.18.2017 | Taste

To stay alive and manage my disease, I had to accept rules and restrictions on a part of my life that had very few. I now had to fundamentally change the way I ate and lived -- forever. For an Italian woman who grew up on pasta, this was like creating a new identity.

10 Italian Food Words You Need to Know

Michelle Pruett | Posted 03.17.2017 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

What's the difference between marinara and pomodoro sauce? How about ricotta and mascarpone? Aren't ice cream and gelato the same thing? These are just a few of the questions we've asked ourselves when trying to decide what to eat off a trattoria menu. Avoid confusion and impress your dinner crew with this cheat sheet for ordering in Italian, and buon appetito!

You've Probably Been Saucing Your Pasta All Wrong

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.14.2016 | Travel

There are things we Italians know how to do by tradition, as we learned them at home and, in some cases, through pure instinct. One of these is using ...

Why You Should Be Loving All Things Farro

Selena Sharpless | Posted 03.11.2017 | Taste
Selena Sharpless

It's basically a step up from your normal boring quinoa game and has all this awesome hearty fiber that your health vibes are going to go nuts for.

Everything You Need To Know About Italian Prosciutto

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.07.2016 | Travel

There’s Parma ham and then there’s San Daniele: both are delicious and widely loved in Italy and abroad. They look alike yet are very different. H...