We caught up with the former Bon Appétit tastemaker and Back Pocket Pasta author to talk Italian pantry essentials and all-time favorite noodles.
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Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler
THE TABLE SETTER
Michael Vidor—the man behind L’Auberge, Genoa, and Tanuki—replaced stodge with bohemian, come-as-you-are excellence.
The relocated flagship location of Pastaworks includes an oyster bar, florist, and Mediterranean-style chicken rotisserie.
We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!
Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rachel Grozanick, Amy Martin, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Rachel Ritchie, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock
Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.
Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, Rachel Ritchie, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
Serious gelato heads, listen up! In a sweet space next to Xico, a Pisa native is churning intensely wonderful flavors, freshly made daily.
A Florentine native nails Italian classics for a shoestring budget.
IN THE KITCHEN
Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta.
With first-rate pasta and rustic pizza, Bella Gioia succeeds in its quest for authenticity.