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  • How to Choose a Pasta Machine
    How to Choose a Pasta Machine

    If you're in the market for a pasta rolling machine, you'll quickly see you can spend anywhere from $30 for a small hand-cranked machine to $1,500 for a motorized restaurant-grade machine, with plenty of models and prices for both kinds in between. Which to choose?

  • How to Keep Your Pasta Hot and Delicious
    How to Keep Your Pasta Hot and Delicious

    There's a better way to serve pasta! Use this two-for-one tip to keep your pasta piping hot and to prevent your sauce from drying out.

  • Macaroni and Cheese for These Cool Autumn Days
    Macaroni and Cheese for These Cool Autumn Days

    As the weather cools down, our comfort food cravings go up. Here is a simple mac and cheese that fits the bill, any night of the week.

  • Salt: Pasta and Water

    We salt our pasta water because our pasta is unsalted, but why is our pasta unsalted?

  • Garlic Scapes in All Their Glory

    Garlic scapes are an under-appreciated vegetable that can add wonderful flavor to all kinds of dishes.

  • A Fresh, Fashionable Pasta with Flavors of Spring

    This simple, rustic pasta dish highlights the rich flavors of rabbit with a foil of brightness thanks to seasonal alliums, ramps and spring garlic.

  • We're Cooking Italian All Week Long

    All week long, we’re celebrating the joy that is real Italian cooking. Join us for a Facebook Q&A with Domenica Marchetti and Melissa Pellegrino for a chance to win our new book, Fine Cooking Italian.

  • Brace Yourself for Some Great Braciole

    Braciole is a classic Italian dish of stuffed and rolled beef braised in a hearty tomato-based sauce. Make some this weekend for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, Please

    Colder weather causes us to crave warm, savory, and often fattening, meals. With this recipe, we get the savory without the expanding waistband.

  • True Ragu

    Flavor-packed from slow simmering, these authentic Italian pasta sauces are a far cry from the stuff in a jar.

  • Oatmeal Boils Over

    When microwaving oatmeal, why does it boil over so easily and are there any tricks that'll keep it in the bowl?

  • A New Classic

    Heather at Girlichef marries my favorite rainy day comfort food with an iconic Italian soup.

  • Reheated Spaghetti Tastes So Good

    Often, spaghetti that is reheated tastes even better than it did the first time around. Why is this?

  • Pasta Presto

    A smart weeknight solution for vegetable leftovers.

  • Kabocha, My Love

    The ladies at Crunch Time Food tantalize this winter squash fanatic with a risotto.

  • Audio Slide Show: How to Make Tortellini en Brodo

    Chef and cooking teacher Biba Caggiano shows us how to make a classic Italian dish she makes with her family every year at Christmas and on New Year's Eve: Tortellini en Brodo.

  • Video Recipe: Pasta with Pumpkin, Sausage, and Cavolo Nero

    Looking for a creative way to recycle your jack o’lantern? Make this hearty fall pasta dish with pumpkin and kale.

  • I'm Selfish When It Comes To Shellfish

    Two simple recipes from Steamy Kitchen inspire me to cook lobster at home...immediately.

  • Gluten: In Depth

    My discussions of gluten, including those in the Kitchen Mysteries, have some handwaving and vagueness when discussing the process, which leads to not knowing why some basic things happen. Let's clear up some of that vagueness to learn why, for example, dough needs to rest.

  • Cupcakes for the Anti-Cupcake Camp

    These blog posts feature cupcake-esque foods that I actually want to eat!

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