Ingredienti by Marcella + Victor Hazan

Read this book. It’s the latest from Victor and Marcella Hazan. It’s the kind of book you can read cover to cover. It’ll make you feel like you’ve been cooking by Marcella’s side for years. What do we love most about Ingredienti? We love Marcella’s no nonsense attitude toward food. Use the right ingredients or don’t…

Victor and Marcella’s New Cookbook

This post was written by Victor Hazan and originally published on Facebook Marcella’s Ingredienti, her final work, will be available in July. Amazon is taking advance orders. You may notice my name on the title page and ask, what is it doing there?Marcella wrote in Italian, in a fast, round hand, leaving no space between…

Victor Knows That “Truest Flavors are the Simplest”

This post was written by Victor Hazan and originally published on Facebook Butter and onion. Olive oil and garlic. They are the two main roads to Italian pasta sauces, branching off in too many ways to want to count. The butter, onion, and cow cheese of the north, the garlic, olive oil, and sheep’s milk…

Victor’s White Truffles

This post was written by Victor Hazan and originally published on Facebook The season’s last white truffles. There is nothing you want to do to a white truffle except to let its aroma rise. You shave it, usually to top risotto or pasta, but on occasion going over meat, and you collect crumbs of it…

Victor on Marcella’s Bean

This post was written by Victor Hazan and originally published on Facebook. It’s a sweet story, and gratifying besides, because the bean that now carries Marcella’s name is the finest cannellini variety known. What moves me is Marcella’s portrait on the page. Melissa Lyttle, the New York Times photographer who took it the year before…

Victor’s Radicchio

This post was written by Victor Hazan and originally published on Facebook. It’s cold on the ground in the Veneto, and radicchio tardivo, late-harvest radicchio, the noblest Italian vegetable, is back. I used one head today to make Marcella’s radicchio risotto. Marcella followed the tradition of the city that was home to us, Venice, sautéing…

Victor on Tacos

This post was written by Victor Hazan and originally published on Facebook. What would Marcella think? An airport flirtation, casual and seemingly short lived, is leading to mounting passion. There is nothing enjoyable about airplane travel, but there is one pleasure that both Marcella and I looked forward to when we found ourselves in an…

Erica de Mane’s Lentil Soup

We are kicking off soup season with this favorite from Erica de Mane. This lady know lentils. So, of course, for her Umbrian lentil soup recipe she uses our lentils, which are grown in the heart of Umbria. Erica says, “For this soup I’ve chosen the tiny, tanish lentils grown in Umbria. They keep their shape even when…

Victor on Remembering Marcella

This post was written by Victor Hazan and originally published on Facebook. This is what she is like in happy memories, luminous, warm, self-confident, beaming, strong, young, beautiful. Marcella Hazan, nata Polini. April 15, 1924 – September 29, 2013. Cesenatico – Longboat Key. Victor. September 28, 2015 Photo by Victor Hazan