Sangiovese Simmered Pork TenderloinThe rich, deep flavor of the sauce is courtesy of a red wine braise and tomato paste, which infuses the sauce with the illusion that it spent all day simmering on the stovetop, though it takes just half an hour. A full-bodied red wine that’s not too tannic works best here.
Potato Gnocchi with Spicy Tomato Sauce*Recipe adapted from “How to Eataly: A Guide to Cooking, Buying, and Eating Italian Food”, by Oscar Farinetti. The delightfully light texture of handmade gnocchi is so far superior to storebought, the extra time and effort is well worth it.
Pasta all’ArrabbiataLeave it to the fiery Romans to give us pasta all’arrabbiata. Cooked in a tomato-based sauce, this “angry” pasta is spiced with crushed red peppers. Our simple recipe will take you all of 30 minutes to prepare while delivering a complex depth of flavor. Whip this up for a workday dinner tonight; repeat tomorrow.
Polenta with Spicy Sausage RagùThis rich ragu (or sauce) obtains its umami from sweet carrot, onion, and pleasantly sharp fennel. Its deep flavors are livened up with two types of canned tomato working together to provide balance and depth. While this recipe has a spicy kick, you can temper it by using half spicy, half sweet Italian sausage (or