Italia Coppola

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Italia Coppola

Throughout her adult life, Italia Coppola was praised as a wonderful cook. "If Italia's house were a restaurant," a close movie-industry friend said, "I'd go there every day."

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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.

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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. 

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Casserole dish filled with eggplant parmigiano.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Italia's Eggplant Parmigiano

If practice makes perfect, this dish is flawless. When Italia, as a new bride, learned her in-laws were coming and looking forward to her Neapolitan cooking, she understandably grew nervous, so nervous that once she planned the menu, she prepared it every night for a week before Agostino and Marie Coppola arrived.

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Pot of tomato sauce on a table next to a cheese grater, tomatoes on the vine and olive oil.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Italia's Quick Tomato Sauce

This sauce is a bit heartier than the sauces that do not contain carrots and celery, but it is just as simple to make. Serve it with pasta, polenta and with any dish that calls for tomato sauce.

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A skillet filled with Linguini with Clams Al Bianco.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Pastas

Linguini with Clams Al Bianco

Spaghetti alle Vongole, a dish that appears on nearly every Italian restaurant menu in the United States, is similar to Italia's dish.

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