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.
Sardinian Pasta with Olives and Ricotta SalataA mosaic of sharp, bright flavors shine in this vibrant dish that comes together quickly. Starting the chili and garlic in cold oil helps bring out their aromatic qualities and infuses the dish with their essence. We used malloreddus pasta here, but any ridged pasta will hold up nicely to this bold sauce.
Chicken with Artichokes and TomatoesDeeply browned chicken thigh meat is accompanied by salty ham, richly flavored artichokes, and sweet carrots and onions in this phenomenal weeknight dinner whose sophistication belies its simplicity. The wine, canned chopped tomatoes, and a delicate zest of lemon bring it all together for a satisfying meal that works equally well on its own, or