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Expert Demos: Culinary Institute of America

Pairing Basics: Basic Flavor Interactions

Elevate your next dining experience by learning how 12 different food components interact with four different styles of wine.

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Expert Demos: Culinary Institute of America

Family Funday: Sunday Lasagna

Sunday family dinners are a timeless tradition for many. During this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get perfect layers that will have everyone at the table saying Mama Mia!

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Simple Recipes for Hosting

Roasted Shrimp + Asparagus Scampi with Pasta Recipe

Secret, secret, this scampi's got a secret! Chef and culinary author Julia Turshen's buttery, lemony shrimp & asparagus scampi has a lightning-fast shortcut that'll get dinner on the table stat.

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Sausages in a skillet.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Fried Italian Sausages, Green Peppers & Onions Alla Italia

Here is one of those recipes that really resists being written, though Italia Coppola did get it into her cookbook.

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Seafood salad.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Francesco Pennino's Insalata di Frutti di Mare Italian Seafood Salad

This is Italia Coppola's father's dish, made in Naples using seafood from the Mediterranean. 

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A healthy lunch plate featuring sliced avocado, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and smoked salmon.
Green and Lean

5 Things You Should Count Instead of Calories

If you’re looking to drop a few a pounds, here are some other things you’ll want to track for surefire weight loss.

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A bowl of gnocchi.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Talia's Potato Gnocchi

One of the sweetest and most compelling scenes in Godfather III is when Andy Garcia and Sofia Coppola are alone in a spacious restaurant kitchen making gnocchi together. It is leisurely, nuanced and deliciously sensual.

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Pot of cut up potatoes next to a spoon of salt and knife.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Quick Italian Potato Salad

Italia recommends serving this simple potato salad alongside meat or fish. It is also excellent on a picnic or a big summer buffet.

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Tomatoes on a vine next to a bowl of mozzarella and a bowl of tomato sauce.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Italia's Tomato-Mozzarella Sauce

The addition of mozzarella near the end of cooking this quick sauce adds a voluptuous quality that is typically achieved with lengthy cooking. 

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Shrimp with butter and lemon slices.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Italia's Butter Shrimp

Bold, rustic and delicious, Italia's shrimp are delightful and messy. Be sure to have plenty of napkins on the table and add a bowl for the shrimp shells, too.

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Pasta sauce with spaghetti.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Dr. Pomponio's Quick Pasta Sauce with Spaghetti

Italia Coppola's cousin, Dr. Pomponia, a doctor who lived in Napoli, always bragged about his tomato sauce. It takes just 15 or 20 minutes to make, he boasted, but no one took him seriously. 

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Plate of Pot Roast and a fork.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Zasa Coppola's Genovese-Style Pot Roast

We don't know what type of mushroom she used in her pot roast but if she were cooking it in America, it most likely would have been commercial white mushrooms or canned mushrooms. 

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