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A dish piled high with rigatoni and meat sauce.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sauces

Zasa's Meat Sauce

Here are one of the two recipes by Italia's mother-in-law that she included in her book, Mama Coppola's Pasta Book. Look for meats cut for scaloppini or ask your butcher if she or he can slice some for you.

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Arancini next to a bowl of soup.
Authentic Recipes: Rustic Francis's Favorites

Roasted Pumpkin Arancini with Gorgonzola Cheese

This Roasted Pumpkin Arancini dish was inspired by a classic seasonal ingredient. 

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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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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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Plat full of wild mushroom risotto.
Authentic Recipes: Rustic Francis's Favorites

Wild Mushroom Risotto

This rich and creamy risotto showcases the bounty of local wild mushrooms and celebrates the silky and complex Pinot Noir grape of the Russian River Valley. 

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Gia holding a bucket of grapes.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Sides

Gia's Grape "Gelly"

Gia Coppola shares the story of how the family would make grape jelly after harvest. Recipe included.

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Wine pairing.
Tips: Hosting with Wine

How to Pair Food & Wine

There's nothing like good food and wine, learn how to pair them together with these simple steps.

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Casserole dish filled with Two-Cheese Vegetable-Alfredo Pasta Bake.
Flavorful recipes

Two-Cheese Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake

Two-Cheese Vegetable Alfredo Pasta Bake paired with Diamond Collection Chardonnay

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A cast iron skillet filled with sliced steak and tomatoes.
Flavorful recipes

Balsamic Steak and Tomatoes

Balsamic Steak and Tomatoes paired with Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon

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A bowl of stew with butternut squash and spinach.
Kid-friendly dinners

Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Chickpea Soup

Butternut Squash, Spinach, and Chickpea Soup paired with Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc wine for the parents and apple juice for the little ones.

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A fork and coral colored napkin with a white bowl filled with lentil bolognese over spaghetti squash.
Flavorful recipes

Lentil Bolognese Sauce

Lentil Bolognese Sauce paired with Director's Cabernet Sauvignon

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A large bowl of seafood stew garnished with toasted bread.
From the Coppola family kitchen: Main Dishes

Zuppa di Pesce Alla Napolitana

This classic Neapolitan fish stew has about as many versions of cooks as there are in Napoli. Italia's version includes a bounty of seafood and you do not need to use all of it; just use what you like and what is freshest wherever you are.

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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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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. 

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A bowl of pasta fagioli soup.
Flavorful recipes

Pasta Fagioli Soup

There are endless variations of this traditional Italian soup, and I've never had one I didn't enjoy. I particularly like this one in fall, when the weather is turning cool hut a few of summers tomatoes linger.

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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. 

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