NYT Cooking: A proper Italian gelato di crema is sort of like vanilla ice cream, only in place of vanilla, you infuse the milk with a modest grating or shaving of lemon zest. This doesn't turn it into lemon ice cream, itself a cool dollop of heaven.
ITALIAN ROAST CHICKEN WITH PEPPERS AND OLIVES A roast chicken always feels celebratory; indeed, a roast chicken always is celebratory. The vibrantly coloured and intensely flavoured vegetables that are cooked alongside here seem only to underline this, o
NYT Cooking: For me, spaghetti with clams has to be ''white,'' which is to say without a tomato in sight -- and actually the first time I ate it this way was not in Italy but in one of my favorite Italian restaurants in New York, Da Silvano.