Salmon Risotto

A simple salmon risotto recipe with herbs and butter that works well with leftover salmon or trout, or scraps from the carcass. You could use canned or smoked salmon or trout.

White Truffle Risotto

White truffle risotto is among the ritzier dishes you can make, but it’s surprisingly easy — once you have your…

Pasta with Sardines

Pasta with sardines is a classic Italian dish called pasta con le sarde. It might sound like something you'd concoct in a dorm room after midnight. I can assure you it's not.

Mushroom Ravioli

I started making mushroom ravioli many years ago, when I began seriously hunting mushrooms. These little parcels of love pack…

Duck Ravioli

When I decided to create a recipe for duck ravioli, I knew I wanted to do something besides substitute duck…

Crab Pasta

Sometimes simple is best. That's the case here with this simple crab pasta.

Shrimp Risotto

A classic Italian shrimp risotto that uses saffron, some peas and lots of butter. It screams spring, even in winter.


How to cook agretti, the Italian vegetable that also goes by monk's beard and is Salsola soda in Latin. Agretti is easy to grow, too.

Linguine with White Clam Sauce

As a Jersey boy, this classic Italian-American pasta dish was one of my favorites: Linguini with white clam sauce. Clams, herbs, olive oil and lotsa garlic!

Pigeon, Dove or Duck Ragu

This is a long-simmered, intensely flavorful sauce for doves, pigeons, ducks, or sharp-tailed grouse.

Smoked Salmon Pasta

Whole wheat pasta with flaked smoked salmon and fresh herbs. Using a hearty pasta like whole wheat with salmon is a great match.

Homemade Agnolotti

Italian agnolotti pasta filled with meat. What meat? Squirrel, in this case. Any light meat will work.