Almost everyone knows Cannelloni, a pasta made into tubes commercially and in the kitchen by using sheets of pasta wrapped around the filling and covered with a sauce before baking.
English Name: Cannelloni (Italian for large canes or reeds) · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
This seafood primo piatto has some unusual ingredients, but it’s simple and delicious when eaten by the sea.
English Name: Gnocchetti with Seafood · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
Farro is an ancient grain that contains a starch similar to that of arborio or carnaroli rices, and can make a sturdy and healthy risotto often seen on restaurant menus in Tuscany and Umbria.
English Name: Farro Risotto · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
Fregola or Fregula con arselle on an Italian menu indicates a Sardinian semolina pasta type garnished with small clams.
English Name: Semolina balls with small clams · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
A hearty dish, potato gnocchi with cheese fondue is just what you want on those chilly evenings in Piemonte.
English Name: Potato gnocchi with cheese fondue · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin
Lasagne con pesto e salmone means an oven-baked lasagna layered with with pesto, Béchamel sauce, and smoked salmon, one of many Italian pastas without tomatoes in the sauce.
English Name: Lasagna with pesto and smoked salmon · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author James Martin
A thick, handmade spaghetti called Lombrichelli is paired with seafood in this classic dish of Lazio.
English Name: Fat spaghetti with seafood · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author James Martin
Lorighittas is pasta from Sardinia formed into a ring like two strands of twisted spaghetti. These days it’s served with shrimp, zucchini, or artichokes.
English Name: Lorighittas with shrimp · Course: Primo Piatto, Pasta · Author James Martin
Minestrone is a thick vegetable soup without a fixed recipe that takes advantage of what’s fresh in the garden.
English Name: Minestrone · Course: Primo Piatto, Soup · Author James Martin
Orecchiette con salsiccia e cima di rape and other variations with anchovies and tomato sauce are classic primi piatti from Puglia.
English Name: "Little Ears" pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe · Course: Primo Piatto · Author James Martin