Unapologetic, captivating, a bit peculiar. Romanesco is unlike any vegetable you've ever seen. In this dish, it's combined with the classic Cacio e Pepe (cheese and pepper) to make a properly Roman pasta dish.
A hearty pasta dish inspired by the bountiful markets of Bologna, Pasta con Verdure, Salsiccia, e Panna is brimming with sautà©ed veggies, beefed up with sausage, and finished with thick cream.
A magical evening in a secret garden spent making mozzarella...and the future of my unborn son
A quick and easy pasta dish full of vibrant, sassy flavors (purportedly invented by "ladies of the night" who lured in customers with the scent of this simmering away)
Stunning vistas, primo caffà©, daily gelato...life does not suck. Nope not one bit.
Cubes of ripe cantaloupe, ribbons of paper-thin prosciutto, and a shower of parmigiano are combined into a divine risotto. Sweet, salty, and not too heavy.
Cauliflower makes a simple and satisfying side dish, roasted with sweet garlic, briny anchovies, and gilded with fruity olive oil.
I dream about this eggplant parm. It is everything I want in the dish -- creamy, cheesy, savory, rich, comforting, homey perfection.
Inspiration for this comfort meal: Marcela Hazan’s much-touted recipe for Tomato Sauce with Butter and Onion, meatball recipe combining the secrets of more than one Italian nonna, and a craving for The Godfather.