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.

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.

Prosciutto, olives, cheese and cucumbers on a cutting board.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Salads


"Antipasto" means, literally, "before the meal". It can be a little nibble or two, a platter of salami and cheese, or an extravaganza of a dozen or more delicious foods. It can be modest and humble or utterly luxurious.