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Sample recipes from Michael Chiarello's Casual Cooking

Calabrese Antipasto

In my childhood home in California’s Central Valley, this antipasto was far and away the favorite and the most frequently on the table. I...

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Warm Potato-Tomato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Although everybody, deep down, loves potato salad, I think people have largely moved away from the heavier mayonnaise versions. I make mi...

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Radicchio Slaw with Warm Honey Dressing

The more I learn about the cooking of the southern United States, the more I see similarities with southern Italy. Both regions love swee...

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Trenne with Shrimp Bolognese

My shrimp Bolognese might raise a few eyebrows in Emilia-Romagna, where a Bolognese sauce is always made with meat and simmered for hours...

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Marinara Sauce

When the tomatoes from your garden or from the market are spectacular, make a double or triple batch of this sauce and freeze it. Then y...

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Lasagnette

Lasagne represents a lot of effort on the part of the cook, so guests are always impressed by it. These little lasagne (lasagnette, in It...

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Homemade Ricotta

My mom usually made ricotta instead of buying it. She would mix it with honey, and we ate it on bread for breakfast. Or she would stuff h...

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Baked Swordfish with Salsa Puttanesca and Basil Oil

In Italy, salsa puttanesca is used on pasta, but I love it on firm, meaty fish, like swordfish or tuna. It’s also great on sautéed eggpla...

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Basil Oil

This recipe gives the basic method for making a flavored oil from any herb. Because herbs vary in intensity from season to season (they t...

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Forever-Roasted Pork with Toasted Spice Rub

I published a version of this recipe in The Tra Vigne Cookbook, but it is so popular that I decided to bring it back with a twist. If you...

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Toasted Spice Rub

I originally created a version of this spice mix for a chicken dish, but I also like to use it on lamb, shrimp, and fish. Its delicious ...

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Turkey Polpettone with Radicchio Salad

These highly seasoned turkey burgers have a surprise inside: an oozing nugget of mozzarella. In Italy, polpettone are large meatballs, an...

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True Tiella

Tiella is the Italian name for a deep earthenware baking dish as well as for anything cooked in that dish. For me, the word conjures up a...

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My Mother’s Tomato Sauce

This is the sauce I use in my mother’s tiella. I never asked how she made her tomato sauce, and it’s too late now, but this is as close a...

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Fine Dried Crumbs

I think it’s ludicrous to buy bread crumbs, although I know many people do purchase them. Why spend money on an inferior product when you...

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Potatoes “Da Delfina”

Outside of Florence is a famous restaurant called Da Delfina, which is renowned for serving locally foraged herbs and wild game. That’s w...

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