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.

From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Baked Butter Shrimp

Use wild Gulf Shrimp from a small fisherman if you can find them. If you can't, look for fresh wild shrimp at farmers markets and specialty grocery stores. 

Feast like a Coppola

Cafe Zoetrope | Specialty Dishes

Many of the items on the menu at Cafe Zoetrope are Francis Ford Coppola's own recipes and the European ambience is something he cultivated.

Cauliflower tacos with salsa and avocado.
Green and Lean

Going Vegan? 5 Ways to Eat Less Meat on the Way to Meatless

Plant-based eating is gaining momentum in the food world for many reasons. Some choose a diet sans meat, dairy, and animal products for ethical reasons; others, for health purposes

Crunchy taco bean bake topped with sour cream and salsa in a green dutch oven.
Green and Lean

11 Smart Tips for Eating Healthy on a Skinny Wallet

Eating healthy is sometimes hazardous for your wallet. Fruits, vegetables, lean proteins—the prices can all add up. But savvy shoppers know there are myriad ways to eat healthy foods, feel satisfied, and still keep a full wallet.

Steak sliced and served on a white plate drizzled with mustard sauce and vegetables on the side.
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Blackened Mahi fillet with corn on the cob, slaw and lemon wedges.
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