Italian food

Lidia Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich: the Italian roots of a culinary empire

Expo Milan 2015 is up and running, and among its many initiatives is WE - Women for Expo, which focuses on women’s contribution to healthy nutrition...
Chef Barbara Pollastrini

Barbara Pollastrini: Pink and Love in the Kitchen

With her pink short hair, bright smile, and magnetic attitude, Italian chef Barbara Pollastrini is capable of delighting both the palate and the eye...
Italian Food: Mantuan Cuisine

Italian Food: Mantuan Cuisine

The Province of Mantua is an agglomeration of different identities, that are made up of different culinary traditions, united by certain typical...
Delicious dishes made easy

Delicious dishes made easy

Tiella A Tiella is a layered vegetable dish often containing tomatoes, potatoes, and zucchini that is popular in southern Italy and baked in an...
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...
Trippa finta (fake tripe)

Trippa Finta (Fake Tripe): It’s not what you think!

Before you hit the back button, this recipe is NOT made with tripe! Yes, I know this unpretentious offal strikes fear in the hearts of many. (It...
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...
La celebre scena in cui Sordi non “tradisce” gli spaghetti per il cibo Usa

‘Un americano a Roma’, quando il cinema mostra il nostro amore per la cucina

In “Le Repas de bébé”, una pellicola di 42 secondi dei fratelli Lumière, i registi francesi mostravano un piccolo momento della vita di una famiglia...
Leah Ferrazzani and her Semolina pasta

Leah Ferrazzani: pasta maker in L.A. using the authentic Italian technique

Semolina Artisanal Pasta, located in Los Angeles, has an authentic fresh wheat flavor that founder Leah Ferrazzani’s traditional methods accomplish...

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