Plate of lasagna.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Our sumptuous Lasagna, which features a generous helping of three cheeses along with ground beef and pork pairs well with Merlot. 

Spaghetti with Clams and a glass of pinot grigio.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Spaghetti with Clams Al Bianca

The garlic and fresh parsley flavors in our Spaghetti with Clams al Bianco is a sumptuous easy-to-prepare recipe from the "Mammarella" Coppola Family Cookbook.

Bowl of linguine with pesto.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Italia's Linguine al Pesto

A friend likes to say that basil should not be planted until it is warm enough to lie on the ground naked. It is a summer herb, best grown and enjoyed in hot weather.

Plate of lamb and carrots.
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Rack of Lamb Madame Bali Recipe

This is an Armenian recipe, which I learned from my friend Armen Baliantz. The lamb racks are marinated in pomegranate juice and white onions for three days, and then grilled on our parrilla. 

Bowl of spaghetti.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Talia's Quick Italian Tomato-Black Olive Sauce with Spaghetti

Here is an ideal weeknight dinner, when you're tired after work, there's homework to supervise and you're facing an early morning.

A large plate of salad.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads

Insalata di Rienforza Recipe An Italian Salad To Give You Strength

When Italia was a child, she didn't care for green beans and did what so many of us did as children: Snuck them to her dog. After her father discovered her subterfuge, there was a green bean dish on the table every day for two weeks. 

Bowl of peppers and olives.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Italia's Roasted Peppers with Olives & Anchovies Recipes

Green bell peppers, Italia explained in her book, are the second most popular ingredient in the cooking of Naples, after tomatoes.

Mortar pestle of pesto along side some pine nuts and shredded cheese.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Italia's Pesto

When Italia was cooking, there was no problem getting Italian pine nuts. Now they are hard to find. If you cannot find pine nuts that are not from China, consider using walnuts instead. 

From the Coppola family kitchen: Desserts

Sofia Coppola's Cannoli Recipe

Everyone knows the quote and can typically say it out loud as soon as they see or hear the word: "Leave the gun, take the cannoli." It is one of the most famous quotes from a movie, ever. 

Close-up of some chicken cacciatore in a blue bowl.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

August Coppola's Chicken Cacciatore

"Cacciatore" indicates that a dish is prepared in the style of a hunter and refers to a time when hunting for one's food was more common than it is today.

Bowl of Alfredo pasta.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

August's Linguine Salza Alfredo

When you order pasta Alfredo in a restaurant, you are likely to get fettuccini swimming in a cream sauce thickened with flour and not the voluptuous dish Italia's oldest son liked to prepare for his family.

A plate of Salmon Tacos with Avocado Yogurt Crema.
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Salmon Tacos with Avocado Yogurt Crema

Take your taco game up a notch by filling them with veggies and juicy protein-packed salmon! These salmon tacos are easy to make and you’ll want to put this avocado yogurt crema on literally everything!