Sample recipes from The Simpler the Better: Sensational Italian Meals

Orechiette with Sausage and Sweet Red Peppers

Orechiette means “little ears” in Italian, and of course, that’s just what this pasta looks like. But far from being insubstantial, the ...

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Chicken Diavolo

The original of this dish is made with a whole chicken, flattened, marinated, then grilled over a wood fire. Delicious for sure. But a s...

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Lamb Steaks with Mint Pesto

Most of us immediately think “basil” when pesto is mentioned. But these days, other fresh herbs increasingly take its place or are used ...

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Tossed Cauliflower Salad

Cooked in lightly boiling water, then tossed with vinegar, olive oil, and just a touch of cream, cauliflower shows off its delicate swee...

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Artichoke Hearts with Onion, Balsamic Vinegar, and Parmesan Cheese

Frozen artichoke hearts are a reward for those of us who love big globe artichokes but don’t always have the time to trim and cook fresh...

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Green Beans with Radicchio

Radicchio, the beautiful moon-shaped maroon lettuce from the chicory family, starts out with a bitter edge when raw. But after a short s...

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Baked Spinach with Garlic Bread Crumbs

A small mountain of spinach is tossed in olive oil with a seasoning or two, then packed into a casserole and sprinkled with garlicky bre...

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Italian-Style Potato Salad

Potato salad in Italy is a whole other thing. There, it’s simply the quality of the potatoes, their careful cooking, and the good vinegar...

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