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Ask A Chef: Misticanza di Bietola

Chef Rob Rossi of Giulietta shares his recipe for Misticanza di Bietola — a salad of Swiss chard, honeyed parsnips, sunflower seeds and Grana Padano. Q: I visited Giulietta on a recent trip to Toronto and ate the most delicious salad! It was made with Swiss chard,…


Italian Wedding Soup

Traditionally made in the Campania and Lazio regions, Italian wedding soup is named for its “marriage” of meat and leafy greens flavored with parsley and Parmesan. If you’re not already familiar with tomato paste in a tube, this recipe is a great excuse to make the switch. A tube…


12 Bright Ideas From Sleek Italian Kitchens

It’s no surprise the world looks to Italy for design, fashion, and food. This country’s marriage of style and culinary arts has shaped our understanding of what kitchens could be, turning a functional space into a design statement. These Italian kitchens are bursting with the smart features and the luscious…


David Rocco’s Top 5 Italian Recipes

Learn how to make the celebrity chef's go-to dishes, like lasagna and meatballs.


David Rocco’s Cauliflower Puttanesca


How To Make The Best Homemade Pizza

Get our pizza dough recipe that yields restaurant-quality results.


David Rocco’s Bolognese Sauce

Even though Bolognese doesn’t contain any meatballs, my son, Dante, calls this my “meatball sauce.” It’s his favorite sauce, and it’s become mine, too. It’s rich and hearty and goes with any type of pasta.


David Rocco’s Salsa Besciamella

This is not one of my essential four sauces, but it’s worth having in your back pocket. It’s a lush white sauce made with butter, flour and whole milk (also known as béchamel). It works with tortelli, tortellini, ravioli, and all kinds of other dishes the Emilia-Romagna region is famous…


David Rocco’s Fresh Pasta Dough

For basic pasta, you need only two ingredients: eggs and flour. But I also recommend adding a little olive oil. It adds a bit of flavor. In my family, we make about 3 1⁄2 oz. (100 g) of pasta per person. I make the pasta right on the counter like…

Decorating & Design

Meet Renowned Italian Designer Luca Nichetto!

The Italian visionary on his childhood in Murano, Italy, what inspires him and his jet-set lifestyle as an international furniture designer. When Luca Nichetto isn’t busy developing products for international brands like Nendo, De La Espada and Foscarini, he can be found exhibiting his eye-catching work…


10+ Italian Pantry Essentials For Easy Dinners

Chef Eron Novalski of Aria Ristorante shares the pantry ingredients he can't live without. 

Interior Design

Photo Gallery: Take A Trip To Italy With La Vita E Bella

See how the Italians live and dine in style.


Meatballs In Tomato Sauce

This recipe comes from chef Mark McEwan’s wife, Roxanne. She learned how to make it from her sister, who learned it from her Italian mother-in-law. The simple sauce is made from a just a few ingredients: San Marzano tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, onion and fresh basil.


Baked Pasta In Eggplant Recipe

Serve this wow-factor pasta "cake" for dinner.


Marscarpone And Amaretti Cups Recipe

A simple twist on Tiramisù.