La Buona Tavola

Strawberries have definitely carved their own sweet and juicy niche in Italian cuisine, where they are known not only as a sunny-season fruit to be enjoyed on their own but as a versatile ingredient in a variety of dishes, some …

Vignarola is a traditional dish from the Lazio region of Italy, known for its simplicity and freshness. A true celebration of spring in a dish, vignarola’s roots sink deep into Roman culinary tradition, in a delightful embrace of the season’s most typical …

One thing about Italian cuisine we can all agree on is that it is as rich and varied as its history weaving together as it does, flavors, traditions, and ingredients that evolved over millennia.  At the heart of it all, …

The Caesar Salad, a culinary classic famous around the world, is celebrating its centennial anniversary this month. This iconic dish, known for its distinctive combination of crisp romaine lettuce, creamy dressing, and crunchy croutons, has a pretty interesting history, which …

What could be more emblematic of Italy than a pizza margherita, small pools of fresh mozzarella bubbling and lightly brown, starkly contrasted against a bright red tomato palette, a lone basil leaf or two providing a pop of dark green? …

As summer approaches, our tables begin to brighten with an array of fresh, vibrant vegetables. Among these, zucchini is a versatile and beloved ingredient in many Italian dishes. Its subtle flavor and tender texture make it a favorite in kitchens …

Despite its name, pasta alla Genovese is a traditional dish of Neapolitan cuisine. The dish, also referred to simply as la Genovese, is characterized by its white sauce made from onions and beef, and it is commonly used to dress …

If there is one thing Italians don’t mess about, it is their coffee: when it comes to kava, we are purists and traditionalists, even a tad fastidious at times. Nothing beats our caffè, nor the way we make it, never …

Nettle, often referred to by its scientific name, urtica dioica, is a perennial flowering plant native to many parts of the world, including Europe. Known for its distinctive, stinging hairs on its leaves and stems, nettle has been used in …

Sformato, flan, timballo, and gattò are iconic Italian dishes even though, outside the borders of the Belpaese or the homes of Italians around the world, they are little known. While sharing some similarities in terms of preparation and presentation, each …

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