Side Dishes

“Poor & Lazy” Stewed Peppers

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 4 green bell peppers 2 red bell peppers 2 yellow bell peppers 2 1/2 cups extra-virgin olive oil, plus as needed for drizzling 3 red onions, sliced thin 2 carrots, sliced 1/4 inch thick 4 celery stalks, trimmed, sliced 1/4 inch thick 1/2 cup […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvres & Snacks

Arancini di Riso

Makes 12 servings Arancini, or plini, are made from leftover rice made the previous day, which is why we mention in the instructions that you should cook the rice a little longer than usual. That means the rice will be sticky enough to stay together and hold the filling once […]

Main Dishes

Basic Pasta

Makes 1 1/4 pounds dough Ingredients 14 oz (3 cups) all-purpose or tipo 00 flour 4 large eggs Directions Combine the flour and eggs by hand or using a machine. Knead until all of the ingredients are well combined and the dough is smooth and elastic. Wrap the dough in […]

Soups & Stews

Brodo

Ingredients 3 lb beef (top blade chuck or shank) One 3- to 4-lb chicken 3 medium yellow onions 3 carrots 3 celery stalks 3 fresh or canned plum tomatoes 1 sachet containing 3 whole cloves, 8 black peppercorns, 2 bay leaves, 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley, and 3 thyme sprigs […]

Main Dishes

Bucatini alla Gricia

Serves 4 to 6 Guanciale is the cheek of the pig, cured with salt and spices and air-dried. If can be hard to find. You can replace it with a good-quality pancetta, which is from the belly of the pig and cured in the same way as guanciale. Ingredients 8 […]

Main Dishes

Capellini with Clams, Bottarga, and Preserved Meyer Lemons

Makes 5 servings This capellini and clam dish is just a little different than the usual spaghetti with clam sauce. Bottarga is smoked, dry-cured tuna roe and it adds a delicious new twist to this dish. The preserved Meyer lemons add a little aromatic acidity to balance the clams and […]

Desserts

Carnival Fritters

Makes about 30 pieces Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon mixed orange and lemon zest 2 large eggs 1/4 cup Marsala wine Peanut or olive oil for frying, as needed Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting Directions […]

Main Dishes

Cavatelli with Mushrooms and Ramps

Makes 5 servings For a supremely springtime dish, the mushrooms in this recipe would be chanterelles, but they can be expensive and are typically only available in the spring. A good substitution would be shiitake mushrooms. As for the ramps—wild, leafy, scallion-like vegetables—they are seasonal and you might actually find […]

Main Dishes

Cavatelli with Mussels and Potatoes

Serves 4 If you can’t find nice mussels at your local store, you can easily substitute clams. If neither are available, you can use shrimp. They cook very quickly, so keep an eye on them and remove them from the liquid as soon as they’re opaque all the way through. […]