This recipe for Zuppa Di Vongole or Clam Soup successfully combines a few essential ingredients to achieve the perfect balance.
This Pasta Primavera recipe, created at Sirio Maccioni's Le Cirque restaurant in New York City, uses mascarpone or ricotta cheese, is very popular.
When you can, it is always better to buy fresh vegetables. In this Ziti with Sausage and Vegetables dish you can subsitute in any vegetables that are in season and it will be delicious.
Venetian Cornmeal Cookies are popular in the Venato and are seen throughout Northwestern Italy - enjoy this recipe.
Use some rustic Italian or other bread with heritage or heirloom tomatoes to make this delicious salad.
This Veal Scallopine recipe, also known as Scallopine Con Capperi E Limone, uses lemon juice and capers to impart a rich and tangy sauce.
Vitello Soffriti is a sumptuous dish consisting of veal, lobster, and crab raviolis cooked in bread crumbs, served over spinach and finished in a delicate white wine and lemon cream sauce.
These pastries are called apple bundles, a recipe from Naples, Italy that has an aroma of apples and cinnamon for a winter morning.
For a healthy Mediterranean-style alternative, enjoy this Italian Tofu Sandwiches recipe. If you can't find radish sprouts, use any other spicy fresh sprout, like mustard or broccoli sprouts.
Vegetable lovers will enjoy this recipe for Antipasto Bean Salad. Serve as a vegetarian option on an antipasto buffet.
Vegetable lovers will enjoy this tasty recipe for Broccolini Pasta. You could also use regular broccoli to make this dish, just cut into 1 inch florets.
Tantalize your tastebuds with this recipe for garlic and dried tomato bruschetta. To soak the sun-dried tomatoes, place in a bowl with boiling water to cover and let soak until softened.
This recipe for penne with purple asparagus and tomatoes is a cheesy delight with a fragrant layer of sage. You could also use green or white asparagus in this dish. The purple asparagus will turn dark green after it is cooked.
For an exotic Asian stir-fry chicken recipe, try this Pine Nut and Chicken Pasta. If you don't have corkscrews, any type of short tubular pasta would work well for this dish.
A ground meat substitute enriches this meatless recipe for four cheese vegetarian lasagne.
Nick Stellino notes that you may also cover this dish and refrigerate overnight, but don’t add the extra virgin olive oil until serving time. Before serving, bring to room temperature and stir in the olive oil.
Serve this recipe for sweet pepper salad as a quick lunch with some crusty bread or warm pitas or as a first course for an Italian-themed dinner party.
The best extra-virgin olive oil yields the best results when you enjoy this recipe for pasta with raw artichoke sauce. Artichokes must be extremely clean for this recipe.
For a homemade bread that easy to prepare and always gives beautiful results, enjoy this recipe for home-style Italian bread.
Taleggio is an Italian dessert cheese, but here Nancy Harmon Jenkins uses it to make a rich sauce for a savory three onion tart.
Faith Willinger's recipe of ricotta cheese, plenty of fresh herbs (basil, Italian Parsley, mint, or arugula) and black pepper flavor this quick pasta dish.
This medieval Siena fruitcake is the ancestor of our modern ones. Nick Malgieri says that the sweet, chewy panforte is best enjoyed in small wedges with coffee or sweet wine.
This delicious and decadent recipe for Nick Stellino's Tiramisu is a simple version in that the custard is not cooked.
This Onion Puree recipe from Nick Stellino is a real flavor booster. You'll experience powerful flavor enhancement with just a couple of spoonfuls in any dish.
Roasting the pears intensifies their flavor; in this delicious recipe for Roasted Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto. They are the perfect foil for the Gorgonzola and prosciutto.
Top the toasts in this recipe for Nick Stellino's Toasted Garlic Bread with your favorite topping (fresh chopped tomatoes, eggplant salad) and serve them as an hors d’oeuvre or first course, or serve them plain in or with soup.
Nick Stellino recommends enhancing the flavor of of bottled clam juice by simmering it with the shrimp shells and fish skin for 20 minutes over medium heat when enjoying this recipe for Sicilian Fish Soup.
Nick Malgieri says that this multi-purpose recipe for Pasta Frolla Dough is used almost universally for making pies and tarts in Italy, even for savory pies like pizza rustica.
Pork is the meat of choice in a classic simmered Bolognese sauce. Try the simple formula in this recipe for Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese Sauce -it will become a favorite.
Nick Malgieri says that this citrus-scented recipe for Pastry Cream & Sour Cherry Pie is a Neapolitan favorite and that, in season, fresh strawberries replace the jam.
You can use Faith Willinger's simple recipe for Orange Slices with Vanilla Ice Cream and Balsamic Vinegar to “fancy-up” store-bought ice cream or to show off home made gelato, an egg yolk-rich Italian custard.
Enjoy a Mediterranean taste sensation when you prepare this recipe for Rice Balls with Four Cheeses (Arancine).
Nick Malgieri notes that pan di Spagna is the most popular type of cake in Italy. It may become your most popular recipe.
Indulge your tastebuds when you enjoy this recipe for Arborio Rice Pudding with Currants and Dark Brown Sugar.
This Italian Pork Pot Roast is a hearty dinner recipe that needs just a green salad tossed with vinaigrette.
This recipe for Italian Pork Sandwiches is a take on the Windy City's favorite-Italian beef.
If you like kidney beans and pasta, you will love this JoAnna Lund quick recipe for Italian Kidney Bean Salad.
This Nick Stellino recipe for Raspberry Tiramisu is his creative alternate to an Italian favorite. He reminds you to make sure that the beaters are thoroughly cleaned before beating the egg whites
Savor the orange flavor with this elegant Nick Stellino recipe for Pollo alla Zagara ñ Chicken with Orange Cream Sauce.
This Penne Pie recipe from Goerge Hirsch is a simple and tasty dish based on a frittata.
Enjoy a delightful combination of prosciutto, mozzarella and basil with this recipe for George Hirsch's Pizza Roll.
Use short pasta with ridges to help trap the flavors and bind to the sausage and rabe when you savor this George Hirsh recipe for Gemelli With Sausage And Broccoli Rabe.
This George Hirsch recipe for Linguini with Garlic Mussels is a seafood lover's treat.
To prepare this recipe for George Hirsch’s Fusilli with Conch and Calamari, Look for both conch and scungilli (most likely frozen) in Italian, Chinese or fish markets.
George Hirsch combined two Italian favorites—stuffed pasta shells and stuffed clams—to create this easy, filling recipe for Pasta Shells Stuffed with Clams.
Faith Willinger’s simple Tuscan recipe for Bean Soup with Shrimp alla Titanic is gussied up with whole shrimp piled on a raft of lightly toasted bread—hence the moniker“Titanic.”
Nick Stellino serves this Potato and Garlic Soup for dinner. It's a wonderful recipe accompanied by a green salad and a glass of hearty red wine.
Nick Stellino’s pungent recipe for Onion Soup with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto was inspired by soup he tasted while on a trip to Northern Italy, a stone’s throw away from the Austrian border.
Enjoy a taste of Venice with this delectable recipe from Nick Stellino for Braised Sausages with Polenta.
This recipe for Caprese Antipasto is a perfect appetizer or side salad when you have fresh tomatoes from the garden or from the store.
A very traditional Sicilian recipe, Pasta alla Carretiera, or “Cart Driver’s Pasta,” is named after colorful donkey carts that once brought vegetables from the Sicilian countryside.