Pasta Primavera

Classic pasta primavera the way Le Cirque used to make it back in the 1970s: Angel hair with fresh spring vegetables and cream.

Mushroom Tortellini

When life gives you mushrooms, make tortellini out of them. I love these little packets of love, and making them with wild mushrooms is especially lovely.

Venison Risotto

Yes, you can make risotto with red meat. This venison risotto is a riff of a beef risotto dish from northern Italy. It's essentially a venison rice porridge, loose and rich. Serve it in a bowl.

Garlic Parmesan Risotto

Garlic parmesan risotto should be the first recipe you learn when you want to make risotto: It's easy, there are no hard-to-find ingredients, and the result will make you want to make this Italian classic over and over.

Canederli Dumplings

Canederli are dumplings from the Italian Alps closely related to Austrian and German dumplings. Filling, rich and easy to make.

Barley Risotto

Barley risotto is an earthy, hearty variant on traditional rice risotto. My recipe uses barley, stock, cheese and shredded grouse.

Chanterelle Pasta

A fun, summertime recipe for chanterelle pasta: Pasta with chanterelle mushrooms, sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and basil. You could use other mushrooms, too, found or bought.

Risotto Recipes

Risotto is a classic Italian rice dish, as versatile as it is delicious. Here are 13 risotto recipes to help you make perfect risotto every time, with whatever you have on hand.

Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

A classic Italian mushroom ragu, made with a variety of mushrooms, wild or cultivated. Serve this with polenta or pasta.

Venison Casserole

My take on venison casserole is, more or less, baked ziti, a classic Italian American dish. Ground venison, sausage, pasta, cheese and tomatoes. What's not to love?

Nettle Risotto

Stinging nettle risotto rocks. It is the essence of “green,” and is super healthy, too. What’s more, blanched nettles will…

Arugula Pesto with Pasta

When life gives you arugula, you make arugula pesto. A peppery, bracing pesto that matches really well with homemade pasta, fish, shrimp, chicken, pheasant or quail.