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Lunch With Nude Spinach and Friends

Paula H. Noe | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Paula H. Noe

The best part of the whole meal and experience, for me, was the laughter and the conversations that we four women (Paola joined us) had during the meal, even if we didn't always understand each other. Laughter is pretty universal, of course, and we laughed.

Making the Best Food in the Czech Republic

John Feffer | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

Medite serves tapas in a Mediterranean style that draws from Spanish and Italian sources. The ingredients are local and in season whenever possible. I sat down with the owner and the man behind the menu, David Bohm.

Cooking Off the Cuff: Pumpkin/Squash Risotto

Edward Schneider | Posted 12.30.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Creamy, not chunky (But no cream).

The Italian Secret to Cooking Pumpkins and Squash

Zester Daily | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Zester Daily

For such a storied vegetable, the pumpkin has a dull reputation in the United States.

Make a Better Eggplant Parmesan

Food52 | Posted 10.23.2013 | Taste
Food52

Classic Eggplant Parmesan gets a fancy new topping.

Foodie Perspective: Azul

Kait Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Kait Sawyer

The atmosphere is one that's quiet, with an intimate setting -- not the hustle and bustle of a standard resort restaurant and soft lighting from candles and outdoor tiki torches allow you to feel the island vibe without the overkill of kitschy leis or Hawaiian placements.

The Fazool Trilogy: Part Three

Brian Silverman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Brian Silverman

Pasta e fagioli, at least the way I like to make it, is more like a soup, or stew.

The Best Italian Restaurants In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The great American Italian restaurant has changed in style probably more than any other genre of restaurant over the past several decades. We rounded up the 20 best Italian restaurants in America.

Remembering Marcella

Loraine Boyle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Loraine Boyle

"Lorennn" -- I can still hear that smokey, Italian-accented voice in my head. It belonged to the extraordinary Marcella Hazan who died a week ago in the art-filled apartment on the Gulf of Mexico that she and Victor, her husband of 60 years, shared.

How to Make Perfect Rapini

Zester Daily | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Zester Daily

Don't be so bitter!

The Fazool Trilogy: Part Two

Brian Silverman | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste
Brian Silverman

Nanny never wrote down recipes. And it wouldn't have mattered if she did; I didn't pay attention to what went into her meals -- it was the delicious end result that was my only concern. So now I've tried my best to recreate her simple, Calabrese dishes.

Food Fight!

FlipKey | Posted 10.07.2013 | Travel
FlipKey

When you think of pasta, you probably think of Italy. Stories have long circulated, however, implying that the Chinese are in fact responsible for the creation of this culinary delight. And while NY-style cheesecakes are the best, America ultimately can't take credit for this rich and delicate dessert.

Marcella Hazan (1924-2013): The Julia Child of Italian Cooking

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 11.29.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Until Marcella Hazan published her instantly classic cookbook, you went to a restaurant that featured Northern Italian cooking, had a meal that was destined for your top ten list, and returned home with a nagging question: This is simple food. Why can't I cook like this?

Toronto: Dining and Daytrippin' Around the International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Thousand of film lovers travel to Toronto every year to witness the latest crop of Oscar®-caliber films at the Toronto International Film Festival. In between screening compelling dramas attendees find time to eat at trendy restaurants, sightsee and reside in conveniently located hotels.

Sweet Italian Tradition: Cast Iron Charred Peppers With Parmesan

Food Fanatic | Posted 11.18.2013 | Taste
Food Fanatic

All you need is a seasoned cast-iron skillet to give your peppers the char of a lifetime.

Easy & Delicious Panzanella Recipe

Plated | Posted 10.30.2013 | Taste
Plated

This light & fresh bread salad is a perfect accompaniment to a seafood dish. Panzanella is an Italian salad made of toasted or stale bread chunks, tomatoes and onion. It is dressed in a vinaigrette of olive oil and vinegar.

6 Things Italian Women Can Teach Us About Food

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.29.2013 | Women

Sophia Loren reportedly once said: "Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti." Whether or not the Italian-born actress actually said that, the quote sug...

My Dinner With Julia: The Role of Mentors

Steve DiFillippo | Posted 10.22.2013 | Good News
Steve DiFillippo

As August 15 was Julia Child's birthday, I thought it fitting to tell the world about the time the great chef slept with me.

Summer Luxury in Italy

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 10.13.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Sun-bathed piazzas, colorful, aromatic farmers markets, sensual people throbbing to different music 24 hours a day. If Alaska is the land of the Midnight Sun, Italia is the terra of the Midnight Fun.

This Summer, Eat Like An Italian

Posted 08.12.2013 | Taste

Seasonal vegetables, simple cooking techniques and lots and lots of olive oil.

Cooking Off the Cuff: Cif e Ciaf, An Abruzzo Way With Pork

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.23.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Unlike some other ways of cooking ribs, this is not about smoke and seasoning: it's about the meat, its fat and its juices.

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Bright Summery Sauce/Accompaniment For Tuna Steaks

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.16.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Wine and lemon juice make this a sparkling, slightly tart dish; the vegetables add their own sweetness and aroma

Eating Your Way Through Italy, One City at a Time

Christina Kelly | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

While it's hard to go wrong with Italian food, some cities are known for certain specialties. Don't miss these items on your Vacanza Italiana.

Cooking Off the Cuff: A Pasta Sauce That Makes Itself As You Eat

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.09.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

A simple dish that depends on the excellence of the ingredients.

Cooking Off the Cuff: For Dessert, a Memory of Sicily

Edward Schneider | Posted 09.02.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

If you can get the makings, you will amaze your guests -- and yourself.