Food and wine from Italy.

Baked ziti

Everyone seems to love Italian food. One favorite is Italian baked ziti. Pasta, tomato sauce, cheese, what's not to love? Unfortunately though, it can be quite expensive and inconvenient to visit an Italian restaurant when craving a plate of authentic Italian baked ziti if you are in the wrong part of the world. With a few simple steps, you and your family can be enjoying that delicious plate of baked ziti at home.

Quick Italian pizza

Who doesn't love pizza? Whether your eight or eighty, everyone seems to enjoy a good slice, or two, of authentic Italian pizza. Many variations of pizza have popped up over the years, but it all began with a basic cheese pizza. Because of the popularity of pizza today, it can be quite expensive. Even for just a "basic" tomato and cheese pizza. Wouldn't you just love to be able to recreate that fabulous pizza taste right from your very own kitchen? Well, it is truly not that difficult and not even that expensive.

Italian tomato sauce

Everyone loves Italian tomato sauce. It is found on many different authentic Italian dishes such as spaghetti, pizza, ziti, lasagna, etc. Thankfully, you don't have to come from Italy or have a little Italian nonna to make a great tomato sauce. This is a simple recipe that will have you singing "That's Amore" and friends and family thinking you have been taking secret cooking lessons.

Italian pantry

Despite all the talking of the complex flavors in Italian cuisine and the comparison with French food, Italian dishes can be counted among the world's simplest to prepare. Italian cooking has been compared to the Japanese one because both rely on some trusted flavor profiles and quick, simple cooking methods, most of the times.

Italian gnocchi from scratch

For the truly adventurous, you can make your own gnocchi, which are after all just dumplings made from potato and not disimilar to quenelles. Gnocchi are a delicious starter with tomato sauce, cheese sauce, pesto, or just butter and cheese. They would also make a mouthwatering main course if gnocchi were not so much work to prepare in large quantities.