Italian Food and Cooking

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    May 9, 2014

    A Nutella Bar Is Coming to Eataly on Monday With FREE NUTELLA

    OK, Nutella fiends -- you've probably heard by now that Eataly (200 Fifth Avenue) is replacing its wine shop, shuttered at the behest of the state, with a shop dedicated to Nutella, that chocolate-hazelnut spread that Italians spackle on good bread (and Americans, best we can tell, eat by the spoonf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    After 30 Years, Ciao Bella Makes Gelato the Good Old-Fashioned Way

    Back in 1983, when Little Italy was still a neighborhood, Ciao Bella began scooping gelato on Mott Street, and it's been a fixture there ever since. And just weeks ago, it celebrated 30 years in business with a free gelato party at the Old School on Mott. That's a major milestone, so we caught up wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    L'Arte del Gelato Is Now Dolce Gelateria

    L'Arte del Gelato occupied a slot of the West Village for seven years, serving up cups of soft, pliable gelato festooned with tiny trowels to sizable crowds that packed the tiny address each warm night. But in April, the pair of proprietors of the business parted ways, and in June, Salvatore Potesti ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 12, 2012

    L'Apicio Hosts Your East Village Prom Night

    The nabe gets a new Italian outpost

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    July 25, 2012

    Arthur on Smith: Mama's Duck-Fat Popcorn

    Joe Isidori brings Italian family cooking back to Carroll Gardens

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Tomorrow: 10 Best Gelatos (er, Gelati) in New York

    On the Upper West Side, Screme offers all sorts of playful mix-ins with the frozen product -- but it is good enough to make our top 10? What is gelato? Isn't it the same thing as ice cream? No, it's not. By strict definition, the product is much lower in fat -- averaging 8% rather than the minimu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Recipe: Tagliatelle con Molecche Picatta

    All throughout June, Chef Kenny Tufo at Casa Nonna is celebrating the Italian region of Campagnia, home of Naples and the Amalfi Coast, with a special four course menu highlighting the dishes and fresh ingredients of the area. He provided us the recipe for tagliatelle con molecche picatta, a fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Make Lauren Hirschberg's Pecorino Risotto Balls

    Balls! ​At Craftbar (900 Broadway, 212-461-4300), chef de cuisine Lauren Hirschberg has introduced a special prix fix menu to celebrate the restaurant's 10-year anniversary, including dishes such as white anchovy bruschetta with leek confit, soft-cooked egg and lemon a├»oli, and Pecorino aranc ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 4, 2012

    La Promenade des Anglais: France Gets Loud

    Alain Allegretti seasons his new restaurant with noise

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    November 10, 2011

    Michael White Trading In Pasta for Pizza (Temporarily)

    Osteria MoriniMichael White, making moves​Michael White's sure been busy, opening rustic-chic Osteria Morini just a little over a year ago, followed shortly thereafter with his fancier prix-fixe Ai Fiori (not to mention also launching Al Molo in Asia). No question that the man has a way with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    It's Columbus Day: Italian Up Your Prawns, Like Chef Aaron Fitterman at Eighty Four on Seventh

    Eighty Four on Seventh recently announced a new dinner menu and launched its first bar menu. Chef Aaron Fitterman shares a recipe from the appetizer section this Columbus Day. Pancetta-Wrapped Blue Prawns offer a little Italian twist on this classic starter. "This simple appetizer showcases the lux ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Il Laboratorio del Gelato's Mango and Plum Sorbets Sing a Sweet Song

    Rebecca Marx​ When the weather is this revolting, only two things motivate our dessert preferences: how cold the dessert itself is, and how much air-conditioning we can bask in while we make our purchase. For this reason, Il Laboratorio del Gelato has become our go-to in the last week or so.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Ice Cream in New York

    Stu_Spivack/Flickr​ It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Is Eataly Eating Little Italy?

    Robert Sietsema​Between its ever-shrinking footprint and the boutique owners whose delicate sensibilities are offended between the San Gennaro Festival, Little Italy has taken its fair share of knocks in recent years. And to add insult to injury, the neighborhood's merchants are saying that Ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Sergimmo Salumeria Bringing Even More Italian Foods to New York. Because We Didn't Have Enough Already!

    flickr/u m a m iThe fast way to la bella figura​Iacopo Falai isn't the only one creating an Italian mini-mart these days. Sergimmo Salumeria, a new shop devoted to Italian cured meats, regional cheeses, pastas, olive oils, prepared dishes, and panini is set to officially open at 456 Ninth Ave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Eataly Has "The Caper Problem"

    shoppingblog.comIt's Eataly, not Italy​Grist has a really interesting article about Eataly, noting that it embodies "The Caper Problem," which occurs after all the ingredients on one's shopping list have been placed in the shopping cart and the customer realizes he has forgotten the capers (or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Gelato University Lures Dairy Fanatics and Unemployed

    Flavio/Flickr​Just as the commercial kitchens of Long Island City may provide a measure of respite for the laid-off, it seems that Italy is also doing its part for the newly unemployed.

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    December 27, 2010

    New York Suggests Where to Eat in 2011

    ​This week's New York adds its proverbial two cents to the compendium of year-end dining round-ups with its mammoth Where to Eat in 2011 issue, billed as an "annual survey of everything you need to know about New York City's restaurant scene right now."

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Lupa: Another Look at Mario Batali's Roman Restaurant

    ​The bavette cacio e pepe is killer at Lupa. When Lupa opened on October 1, 1999, it was the third restaurant for Mario Batali, and the second he'd started with partner Joseph Bastianich, following closely on the heels of Babbo. But Lupa was different.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Make Casa Lever's Risotto alla Milanese con Ossobuco, Like Chef Mario Danieli

    Risotto alla Milanese con Ossobuco​ Casa Lever in the Lever House building opened about a year ago, a venture of the Sant Ambroeus restaurant group. There's modern art on the walls and traditional Milanese-inspired dishes on the menu. Executive chef Mario Danieli shares the recipe for one of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Osteria Morini: Early Reactions

    Eater NY​This Tuesday night was a busy one for the newly opened Osteria Morini. Chef Michael White's parents, restaurant critics, friends of the chef, and Anne Burrell were all spotted in the dining room. While everyone was nestled inside with warm plates of sweetbread and duck heart ragu, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Dish No. 32: Mozzarella, Tomato, and Basil Focaccia at Eataly

    ​ Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: the mozzarella, tomato, and basil focaccia at Eataly (200 Fifth Avenue).

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    March 16, 2010
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    March 12, 2010

    Fat Pants Fridays: Locanda Verde's Banana Tart

    Mmm, potassium.​ For last week's Fat Pants Friday, we praised the considerably beauty of the Blue Stove Bakery's cherry pie. This week, we've crossed back over the river to consider the merits of the first cousin to the pie, the tart. Specifically, the banana tart Karen DeMasco bakes at Locan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Maine Shrimp in the Kitchen

    Maine seafood risotto​The best way to celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday was to head over to Marlow and Daughters, where a pickup truck parked on the curb dispensed frozen bags of Maine sweet shrimp, and also sold scallops, lobsters, and crabs. The shrimp shares are a part of Port Clyde Fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Employees Only Introduces Pre-Theater Prix Fixe, Including Bone Marrow Poppers

    If you want to catch The Mentor Project at Cherry Lane Theater, or a Flamenca performance at Lucille Lortel Theater, you can grab a substantial dinner at Employees Only before the show. The cocktail bar and restaurant has just instituted an early bird prix fixe, with seating at 6 p.m., for those who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Armani Gets a New Chef

    ​Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue has announced the appointment of new executive chef Roberto Deiaco, formerly of the storied Rainbow Room. Deiaco, aided by consulting chef Lorenzo Viani of Ristorante Lorenzo in Tuscany's Forte dei Marmi, is implementing a new brunch menu featuring a Frittata wi ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Fork in the Road on the Road: Good Eats in D.C.

    Margherita pizza from Two Amys​ Pistachio gelato from Dolcezza​ This weekend, one-forth of Fork in the Road was hanging around our nation's capital and ate some good food along the way. Two Amys is D.C's answer to Keste, a pizzeria certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana Association-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    The Early Word: O'Barone in Red Hook

    O'Barone just opened three weeks ago, in the old 360 spot on Van Brunt in Red Hook. It's owned and operated by chef-owner Fulvio Leone, who hails from the northern region of Lombardy, Italy--but his mom comes from Austria, hence specials like pork schnitzel. The room is simple and inviting, with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Cookbook Tester--Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe

    Lamb stew alla Romana Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe by Danny Meyer and Michael Romano was published way back in 2001, but we think that the book is worth a second look. Union Square Cafe , opened in 1985, was Danny Meyer's first restaurant, serving seasonal, New American-Italian food tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette--Eat Me Daily Hypes Obama Food Book; The 'Bag Drools Over Men's Health' Pig Porn

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily discovered a new book entitled The Obama Menu: Dining with Barack Obama, which compiles menus, photos, quotes, and recipes for dishes that Obama may have eaten. EMD was hardly thrilled by the spoiler alert, though: "Multiple appearances by food guru Alice Wat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Brooklyn Summer Treats at Savarese Bakery

    Savarese Bakery lies under the D tracks in Midwood, Brooklyn, and has done so for a long, long time. According to its website, Savarese was founded by the Savarese family from Naples, Italy in 1918. The current owners, Mario and Cathy Giura, purchased it in 1962. Even among the best Italian-Ame ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    School Lunch Talk Talks School Lunches

    Photo borrowed from School Lunch Talks School Lunch Policy, which has relaunched its website under the banner School Lunch Talk documents how school lunches differ around the world. Basque chicken thigh with herbs, red and green bell peppers, and olive oil in France; zucchini risotto and mozzarella ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    What's Happening This Week--Learn To Cure Your Own Meat & Take the Downtown Chocolate Tour

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Tom Standage, business editor at The Economist and author of An Edible History of Humanity recently told Gourmet how he came up with the idea for his book: "Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Bryan Calvert's Beet Risotto

    Okay, we've got one last recipe from James' Bryan Calvert (pictured at left) that could be part of a Valentine's meal, and then that's last you'll hear from us about the holiday.Calvert, who says he "always thinks of risotto as something really homey and personal," has a Beet Risotto with Goat Chees ... More >>

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    September 21, 2004

    Smelling Salt Water

    Egyptian eatery bows to its Greek and Italian neighbors

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    August 3, 2004

    Crashing Boar

    Whistling and walking away with a ham in Central Italy

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    December 31, 2002
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    December 24, 2002
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    August 20, 2002
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    October 9, 2001
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