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Italian Cooking

Cooking Off The Cuff: Homemade Ricotta!

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.04.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

It was delicious -- obviously very fresh and creamy, but also tart and subtly redolent of herbs and garlic.

The Beauty Of Italian Cuisine And Its Intricacies

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

The very existence of a national Italian cuisine is frequently called into question.

America's Best Italian Restaurants

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.25.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

What makes a great Italian restaurant anyway? For some it may be the antipasti. For others some combination of how good the wines and pastas are. Holding up one dish is dangerous. Octopus? Lasagna? Cacio e pepe?

Cooking Off The Cuff: Waiting For Spring With A Triple-Carrot Risotto

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.16.2014 | Taste
Edward Schneider

No, this risotto doesn't taste traditionally Italian -- just delicious.

I Want My Own Cooking Show, From Valerie Bertinelli (VIDEO)

Posted 03.24.2014 | MarloThomas

After appearing as a guest judge on The Food Network’s hit show, “Iron Chef America” last year,Hot In Cleveland actress Valerie Bertinelli's pas...

Asian Girl in the City: Time Travel in New York City

Michelle Won | Posted 02.17.2014 | New York
Michelle Won

Which is a great reason to take advantage of all the amazing cultural corners of New York City that breathe life into memories of time past. Put on your coat, pull out your gloves, and enjoy the history that this city has to offer.

Andrea Gargotta: This Season, Host a Southern Italian Cocktail Gathering

Red Room | Posted 02.15.2014 | Food
Red Room

By Andrea Gargotta I love hosting any type of party. But I especially love the idea of an easy, no-pressure open house gathering that is filled with...

How to Make Perfect Rapini

Zester Daily | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Zester Daily

Don't be so bitter!

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?

Guide to Salumi: Cured Meats of Italy

Menuism | Posted 06.27.2013 | Taste
Menuism

Necessity is the mother of invention, and so the tradition of salting, smoking and air drying was born.

A Touch and Taste of Gold in Sunny South Beach

Hope Gainer | Posted 08.24.2013 | Miami
Hope Gainer

The hip, young Milanese owners of a new Italian eatery in the Sofi district of South Beach must have done their homework before creating a unique menu with golden cuisine creating dishes that not only look pretty and taste good, but are healthy too.

6 Simple Italian Dinners Anyone Can Make

Posted 04.09.2013 | OWN

By Lynn Andriani These recipes for lasagna, pizza, pasta, meatballs and more classics are so easy, you can prepare them any night of the week. ...

Two-Ingredient Pasta -- Literally Mac And Cheese

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.02.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

Macaroni and cheese is almost never just macaroni and cheese. But with the right cheese you can quickly cut the ingredients list to the two items in the dish's name.

The Reality of Big Ang

Greg White | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Greg White

I haven't seen an episode of Mob Wives. Or maybe I have: I had dinner with Big Ang.

Risotto - But Via Japan, Not Via Veneto

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.29.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

I've been making risotto for decades, for much of that time using fairly rich chicken stock as my preferred cooking liquid.

The Simplest Pasta All'Amatriciana Is The Best And Most Authentic

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.06.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

The most traditional recipes for this dish are very simple indeed.

WATCH: Secrets for the Perfect Meatball

Tasted.com | Posted 02.04.2013 | Taste
Tasted.com

"High-def cooking" is the perfect approach to something as seemingly simple as a meatball, which requires exact execution. Vic Casanova, chef at Gusto in Los Angeles, has a few tips for making his classic Italian meatballs.

Wild Mushroom Bolognese

Karen Gibson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Taste
Karen Gibson

Bolognese -- or ragù, as I knew it growing up -- and I have a long history of discontent. My go-to method was clunky, incohesive, and lacking finesse -- barely a method at all.

The Healthiest Pasta Amatriciana Recipe, From Rocco DiSpirito (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity chef and author of"Now Eat This! Italian", Rocco DiSpirito, joined me on Mondays with Marlo I just had to ask him if h...

Marinated Mozzarella Balls

Authentic Suburban Gourmet | Posted 10.22.2012 | Taste
Authentic Suburban Gourmet

With our traditional Friday night wine and appetizer night approaching, I wanted to make something new and fun yet easy and flavorful. I wanted to lighten up our assortment of appetizers. The idea of marinating little mozzarella balls just popped in my head.

How to Make Mascarpone Cheese

Laura Kumin | Posted 10.03.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Homemade may take a bit of time and a few supplies, but in my book, the rewards are frequently worth the effort. And so it is with mascarpone.

A Guide To Italian Regional Cuisine: Northern Italy Edition

Menuism | Posted 09.24.2012 | Food
Menuism

It's easy to paint a broad-brush stroke across all of Italy when describing, arguably, one of the most popular cuisines in the world. However, you might just miss the mosaic of subtleties that comprise Italy's fabulous patchwork of regional dishes, heavily influenced by locale, necessity, and intricate history.

D.C.'s Best Timpano, A Rare Italian Dish

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 06.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There's a beautiful scene in the 1996 movie "Big Night" that involves the creation of a very special Italian dish called a Timpano. ...

WATCH: Not Artisan, Just 'Good Farmhouse Food'

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.30.2012 | Food
Rebecca Gerendasy

Winemaker Rudy Marchesi has crafted his life around a world devoted to food. He has carved out a communal "little five acre food oasis" he calls home.

Italian Cooking

Will Levitt | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Will Levitt

In time, Italian food would go from relative obscurity to become the first ethnic cuisine largely adopted and prepared in American homes.