Nella Cucina

Mary Ann Esposito, best-selling author and host of public television's popular cooking show "Ciao Italia, returns with an all-new collection of recipes and reminiscences. In "Nella Cucina, America's favorite Italian cook combines cooking and customs, tradition and travel as she reinterprets the best of traditional Italian cooking for today's cooks."Nella Cucina features 170 simple Italian recipes that rely on the freshest ingredients and a well-stocked pantry. There's everything from last-minute antipasti, pastas accompanied by a wide range of creative sauces, and hearty main courses, to homemade pizzas and breads, and of course, Italian desserts.

Sample recipes from Nella Cucina

Squash and Spinach Soup

Now, this soup uses real ingenuity. A vibrant green, the soup is beautiful to look at as well as eat. I call this a kitchen-sink soup bec...

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Pasta in the Style of Amatrice

Amatrice, a town in the region of Lazio, is the inspiration for this dish made with bucatini, a chunky, tubular pasta. It is accompanied ...

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Mary Ann’s Eggplant Lasagne

Lasagne is an ancient food. The Romans were dishing it out during the heyday of the Roman Empire. A fourteenth-century cooking manuscript...

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Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

When my grandmothers and mother made tomato sauce, sometimes a battuto of minced celery, carrot, and onion was used to flavor the sauce; ...

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Basic Egg Pasta

I’ve received hundreds of letters from readers and viewers telling me how much they’ve enjoyed learning how to make homemade pasta. For t...

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Mrs. Vallone’s Cauliflower Sauce

This recipe comes from Mrs. Vallone, a friend of my parents. She called it Cauliflower Sauce, even though the cauliflower remains as flor...

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Grandma’s Meat Bundles

Imagination was always the key to home cooking. Such was the case when my grandmother and mother wanted to make rolled veal bundles (invo...

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Fish Cakes

Fish cakes are a frequent meal at our house during Lent. You can vary the type of fish, but I like using monkfish, which is very firm. Ot...

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Shrimp with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Creating recipes gives me great satisfaction, especially when the results are surprisingly good. When I cook I let my intuition take over...

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Tomato and Herb Tart

I love making this colorful tart with ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs from my garden. It is similar to a quiche, but contains no eggs. It i...

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