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 […]

Chef's Notes Plus

5 Easy Pasta Recipes for Busy Nights

In a popularity contest, pasta doesn’t generally need any help. But more than being chewy and delicious, this fan-favorite food is also a go-to pantry staple for a quick dinner on a busy night. Pair it with a prepared sauce for a ten minute meal, or try one of our […]

Main Dishes

Anelli di Ricotta e Spinaci (Rings of Ricotta and Spinach)

Makes 6 to 8 servings Anelli is Italian for “rings.” These crespelle will have a rich dairy taste thanks to the ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and melted butter. Enjoy them with medium-bodied dry white to cut through that velvety texture with some green fruit acidity. The dish will also be at home […]

Appetizers, Hors D’oeuvre, and 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 and 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 […]