Italian Cooking & Living is a bi-monthly magazine of Italian food and lifestyle rife with fast and easy dishes, tricks and tips, step-by-step recipes, and useful articles on how to appreciate and select foods and wines. It's intended for busy people, who may not have the advanced skills nor the time to cook long homemade meals or shop for hard-to-find ingredients.

Current Issue: June - July 2006

Tricks & Tips: Get the most out of citrus fruits and learn how make candied zest.

Minute Meals: Jump-start into spring with these light yet delicious meals, perfect for dining al fresco .

Primer: Class up any dish with the delectable dry-cured ham, Prosciutto.

Classico: Simple, delicious, satisfying: crostini with stracchino and onions.

Heirloom: Celebrate love and family the Italian way: prepare this home-style recipe for Grandma's Stuffed Shells.

Regional Recipes: Take advantage of spring's bounty with these local specialties from Sicily and Piedmont .

Entertaining: Be the hit of the next garden party with scintillating dishes such as roasted easter lamb, citrus-crusted shrimp and semifreddo alla canella.

Q & A: All your food, culture and wine questions answered each month.

Book Review: Let Paolo Lazzrin take you on a tour of Italy 's culinary highlights without ever having to leave your home!

Mangiamo in Italiano: Learn the history behind all your traditional Italian favorites.

Master Class: Co-chefs Cathy Whims and Deborah Accuardi of Portland Oregon 's Nostrana, share their springtime recipe for potato gnocchi with basil and ricotta pesto and fava beans.

Sips: New gadgets and games for the wine enthusiast.

How-to: Don't let foreign wine labels intimidate you! Follow these simple tips and start exploring the world of Italian wines.

And much, much more!



The Magazine of La Cucina Italiana