Italian cuisine

Brodetto alla senigalliese

Brodetto alla senigalliese

The Marche region of Italy is blessed with 180 km of fertile coastline, so the seafood available is deeply ingrained into Marche’s food culture. In a...
Timballini di melanzane

Late Summer Harvest: Timballini di Melanzane

As the heat of summer gives way to the cooler chill of fall, my garden harvest begins to slow. The last of the tomatoes remain on the vine waiting...
Simply Grilled Halibut and Marinated Vegetables. | Credit: Copyright Kristin Teig Photography

Three Perfect Recipes for Summer Grillling

My introduction to grilling started when I was a very young child. My grandfather would place a large steak in a grill basket, take my hand and lead...
Hands-on quality control is what makes Ritrovo products successful. Owner Ilyse Rathet tests a Tavolozze cracker with the help of Figuli's Filippo Albertini (center) and distributor Marco Damiani

Ritrovo preserves culinary traditions and authentic flavors of Italy

Spread the love, share the wealth and eat well while doing it. These concepts drive the successful business model adapted by Ilyse Rathet and Ron...
Spaghetti alle Vongole in Sorrento

Spaghetti alle Vongole in Sorrento

Join Rossella on her journey in Sorrento where she cooks Spaghetti alle Vongole with Nonna Rosa Iaccarino. Ingredients: 1 Lb Spaghetti, 2 Lbs Vongole...
Spezzatino di vitello con limone e pinoli, Braised Veal with Lemon Zest and Pine Nuts, recipe from The Classic Italian Cookbook, by Julia della Croce (DK Publishing, London and NY). | Photo: ©Nathan Hoyt/Forktales, 2015

Spezzatino: Italian beef stew with a twist

Spezzatino, meaning “little bits of meat,” is Italian for stew, an infinitely more delicate description than our English counterpart. For the most...
Sicilian stewed octopus

Polpo in Umido alla Siciliana (Sicilian Stewed Octopus)

It would be difficult to overstate how important seafood culture is to Sicily. On a brief trip there from Calabria in 2007, my family and I...
Spaghetti with pistachio pesto in my New York kitchen. Credit: Copyright 2013 Nathan Hoyt/Forktales

Pistachio Pesto: A Sauce Fit for a Prince

If you’ve ever seen The Leopard, the film based on the famous novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa and set in Sicily during the time of the...