Recipe: Escarole soup

Recipe: Escarole soup

Escarole soup is one of those winter classics you’ll want to have in your arsenal. It’s quick, filling, and inexpensive to prepare.  This recipe uses canned beans, which means that from start to finish the soup hardly takes 35 minutes. You could use dried...
House Wine in Italy

House Wine in Italy

When you order wine at a trattoria, you’ll likely be presented with a choice between wine by the bottle or house wine. But what is house wine? To put it simply, it depends on whose house you’re in. House wine is typically an inexpensive wine, sold by the...
Guide to the Pizzas of Italy

Guide to the Pizzas of Italy

Pizza in Italy varies by region, just as all other Italian food does. While you may find pizza all across Italy, two cities are the best known for it—Naples and Rome. The pizzas of Naples and Rome may look similar, but there are some key differences. When most people...
The Herb Garden: Parsley

The Herb Garden: Parsley

If you’re visiting for the first time, this column explores the nature, history, medicinal and culinary uses of herbs in cuisine in general, and in Italian recipes. If you’re a regular, welcome back to The Herb Garden! Today we investigate parsley, or, as it is known...
Tinned Fish: The Italian Pantry Hero

Tinned Fish: The Italian Pantry Hero

Feeding a family, or even just yourself, can be expensive and time consuming, especially when you’re trying to buy consciously and cook wholesomely. For years, Italian cooks have turned to tinned and jarred fish for inexpensive and healthy sources of protein....