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Melissa Pellegrino

  • Magazine

    In Love with Lemons

    Bright, tangy, and fragrant, lemon—a lot of it—adds lively flavor to pizza, seafood, and gnocchi.

  • Recipe

    Roasted Lemons with White Beans, Olives, Herbs, and Shrimp

    Because this dish uses all of the lemon, it may, on first bite, taste a bit bitter. Still, the mix of flavors—the sweet shrimp, creamy beans, and briny olives—conspires to…

  • Recipe

    Lemon Ricotta Gnocchi

    Light and lemony, this pasta would make a great first course or a light supper served with a salad. If you’re very ambitious, serve the gnocchi as a side with…

  • Recipe

    Pizza with Lemon and Burrata

    Creamy cheese and paper-thin slices of lemon make an incredible bite of pizza; the tang of the fruit marries well with the mellow cheese. Use a large serrated bread knife…

  • Recipe

    Poached Fluke in Lemon Brodo

    Fragrant with lemon, this light, utterly simple fish dish is a joy to cook and eat. Serve it with some good crusty bread to dunk in the broth.

  • How-To

    From Rinds to Riches

    Why adding a stock made from cheese “scraps” to risotto, braises, and more is an easy, economical way to boost flavor.

  • Recipe

    Braised Chicken Legs with Prosciutto, Sweet Potatoes, and Olives

    Tender chicken is at the heart of this homey braise, but it’s the other ingredients—the broth, rich prosciutto, sweet potatoes, and tangy olives—that make it memorable.

  • Recipe

    Cheese Rind Broth

    This savory broth makes use of something that might otherwise be tossed: the rinds of Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese. Use the broth in soups, risotto, pastas, and braises.

  • Recipe

    Butternut Squash Risotto

    Yes, cheese is often added to risotto, but that flavor gets intensified when using cheese rind broth, too. One bite, and you may not go back to using any other…

  • Recipe

    Parsnip & Parmesan Soup with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

    This silky soup is quite good on its own, but the gorgeous green pesto adds a burst of flavor.