This over-the-top Italian-American tomato sauce typically calls for six cuts of meat and half a day at the stove. We wanted the same flavor with a lot less work.
We prepare two beloved Italian dishes—a streamlined meat sauce that tastes like it’s been simmering all day, and an authentic Sicilian pesto—using tips from Italian cooking expert Lidia Bastianich.
Not all pesto is basil, pine nuts, and Parmesan. In Sicily, tomatoes and almonds take center stage.
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