100 Ways to Cook Italian
First up is a classic— Pizza Margherita!
Because this classic Neapolitan-style pizza is so simple, it depends on quality ingredients: Use the best fresh mozzarella and basil you can find for this recipe.
Cubes of butternut squash hold their shape and bite and stand out wonderfully against the farro background. Grated Gruyéré cheese and chopped hazelnuts add the perfect touch of fat and salt at the end of this vegetarian main dish.
View Recipe: "Farrotto" with Butternut, Gruyère, and Hazelnuts
We prefer the fresh taste of this Chocolate Chip Cannoli recipe's homemade ricotta, which can be made up to 4 days ahead. If you don't have time to make ricotta from scratch, substitute 4 cups part-skim ricotta, and proceed to step 3.