The owner of Le Cirque set out to make two pasta dishes for his friends while on vacation, one with vegetables, one Alfredo style. But in the end he mixed the vegetables with spaghetti and cream together, and Spaghetti Alla Primavera soon became a regularly-requested item at the restaurant.
Fabrizia Lanza taught us to make this classic Sicilian cake, rimmed in pistachio marzipan.
The recipe for these crunchy fritters called Zeppole di San Giuseppe, courtesy of Malgieri, are topped with a cinnamon-ricotta filling.
Creamy ricotta, crusty bread, and hearty soppressata make for a rustic crostini.
Creamy ricotta, crusty bread, and zesty cherry tomatoes make for a simple but satisfying snack.
The recipe for this elegant, easy-to-make dessert is based on one prepared at Ristorante Dattilo in Calabria.
Chilling the ricotta–prosciutto mixture after mixing it allows the flavors to come together and makes the balls easier to form.
For this dish, use fresh young favas with thin, tender skins that don't need peeling.
At Barbuto, chef Jonathan Waxman serves variations of this salad on his menu throughout the year using other vegetables-for instance, asparagus in the spring and zucchini in the summer.
Marcella Hazan says that artichokes will only truely develop their flavor when they are deeply browned.
In the dialect of the Veneto Hills of Italy, tortel is another word for frittata, which here usually means a frittata made with herbs.
These rolls have it all—salty prosciutto, sweet figs, and creamy goat cheese.
This is an updated Niçois version of Genoa’s classic torta pasqualina, or Eastertide torta (itself probably dating from the 16th century and often filled with Swiss chard instead of artichokes).
This recipe is a savory alternative to pizza pasquale, the sweet bread traditionally served with salame on Easter morning.
Fresh young fava beans signal the beginning of spring and all its glory.
Squash blossoms are delicate and delicious, with a hint of flavor from the squash itself.
This gooey delight is creamy and tangy, with an almost lemony flavor.
This spring Easter menu is pure celebration food perfect for your entire extended family.
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