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Travel, Pray, Bidet

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.16.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

I came, I saw, I "bideted." And neither the maid nor I will ever be the same again.

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.

In Italy, Clean Toilets And Structured Panic

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

Alone on a hilltop somewhere over the coastal town of Lerici, I prayed that the insanity I felt wouldn't prove permanent. Although I'd never believed in it before, the little bit of Catholic that was left in me was given real consideration to the notion of purgatory.

Searching For Connection In Remote Italy

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

A Type-A personality obsessive planner/thinker/semi-regular doer, I thought I had considered all potential Italian disasters, feigned or real. Ha.

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.

Marcella Hazan: 'Keep Italian Food Simple'

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 08.29.2012 | Food

LONGBOAT KEY, Fla. — At a time when overcooked spaghetti and Chef Boyardee defined Italian food for most Americans, Marcella Hazan dared them to...

What To Do With Fresh Mozzarella

The Splendid Table | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
The Splendid Table

Wonderfully squishy on the inside, fresh and milking tasting, this cheese comes close to what you'd eat in Italy.

8 Differences Between Italian Food In Italy vs. America

Menuism | Posted 08.08.2012 | Food
Menuism

When you think about Italian food, the first foods that spring to mind might be pizza, pasta, Parmesan, or gelato, coffee and maybe even bread and olive oil.

Hazan Family Favorites: A Cookbook Review

Jamie Schler | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Jamie Schler

A great cookbook is like a good friend: it is ever-present, reliable and trustworthy, offering unequivocal pleasures, comfort when comfort is needed, joy in the everyday.

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.

Barter, Food, and Recession in Italy

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 07.02.2012 | Food
Fabio Parasecoli

Many Italians might be forced to go back to the Mediterranean diet that their parents and grandparents were relieved to abandon during the decades of economic growth. It's unclear how these developments will affect the local food culture.

Makeover Your Takeout: 10 Ways To Order Healthier Pizza, Pasta And More

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living

No matter how often you opt for whole-grain breads, cook whole-wheat pasta at home or make your own loaded-with-veggies pizzas, there are times when o...

Obika Mozzarella Bar: Celebrate Italian Style in Century City

Scott Bridges | Posted 06.26.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

At first glance, Okiba Mozzarella Bar might not appear to be an authentic Italian experience. But look past that and you'll discover that the food is as real as it gets.

A Roman Spring

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

Do as the Romans do, and whip up a spring-inspired feast, a menu that teases the most out of spring's vast bounty. Buon appetito!

Decoding Italy’s Menu Mysteries

Lonely Planet | Alison Bing | Posted 08.27.2012 | Travel

The search for common ground between food lovers and weight-watchers, bargain-seekers and luxury-lovers ends in the most unlikely place: Italy. The co...

The Kosher Baker Discovers 'Ugliest Dessert You'll Ever Love'

Linda Watson | Posted 06.16.2012 | Food
Linda Watson

Pizza Ebraica, or Jewish dessert pizza, can be expensive if you buy all the ingredients just to make it. But as Paula suggests, it can be a super-thrifty way to use up the bits and scraps of dried fruit and nuts in your kitchen.

Italian Jewish Food: Between the Global and the Local

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.11.2012 | Food
Fabio Parasecoli

A few years ago, I decided to celebrate a Jewish friend's birthday by cooking a special meal: the whole menu was composed of Italian Jewish recipes.

PHOTOS: Two New Dining Discoveries In Paris

Edward Schneider | Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

A look at new (and classic) restaurants in Paris, including some unexpected finds!

Astoria Characters: The Soup-to-Nuts Storyteller

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Giuseppe Viterale never starts or ends the day without a cup of espresso. He fires up a little gas burner, spoons in the ground coffee and puts the aluminum one-cup pot atop the steady blue flame. "This is like a religious ritual for me," he says.

The Daily Meal's 20 Best Restaurants In America

The Daily Meal | Posted 04.25.2012 | Food
The Daily Meal

What factors make any given restaurant that much better than another? In a country with so many great eating places to choose from, seeking out the be...

6 Baked Pastas

Food52 | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Food52

There's something beautiful about a pan of baked pasta. It's hot. It's cheesy. And it has that crusty cap crowning the top of it, the accessory that mere bowls of pasta can't match.

Travel Channel Premiere: Slice of Brooklyn

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

"Viewers will get to see all the amazing foods, neighborhoods and visual beauty of Brooklyn and truly understand why our company slogan is 'Manhattan? FUHGETTABOUDIT!'"

WATCH: A Pizza Tour Of Brooklyn

Posted 03.07.2012 | Travel

A Travel Channel special airing Wednesday night takes a closer look at Brooklyn, and in particular, two of its most beloved pizza emporia. A Slice ...

Fresh Pasta With Arugula

Rosie DeQuattro | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Rosie DeQuattro

One of the best uses I've found for arugula is in a recipe I first tried back in 1993. The recipe is in one of Paticia Wells' first cookbooks called, "Trattoria."

Discover Sicily With Us

Olivia Ware | Posted 04.22.2012 | Food
Olivia Ware

We were mesmerized by the richness of colors, aromas and noises while walking through the food stands and shops -- fried foods, Sicilian pizza and focaccia, voices yelling to promote their products and offering a taste.