For years, my go-to sources of cooking inspiration have been Cooking Light, Southern Living, and my battered copy of the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. Great resources for beginning and experienced cooks, all — but I’ve noticed that I don’t often feel that WOW factor when I read through them looking for ideas.  And then, during an endless layover at the Atlanta airport, I found that WOW!

La Cucina Italiana is a foodie mag for those with “Mangia!” tattooed on their soul. Daydream recipes, gorgeous photos, and well-written articles all relit my pilot light. So inspiring was this lovely find that I planned an entire Sunday supper around its latest issue. Tonight, we’ll be having:

Pasta e Broccoli Profumato
 Rigatoni with Spiced Broccoli and Cauliflower

Lombatine “Vestite” Ai Pinoli
 Pork Cutlets with Prosciutto and Pine Nuts

Assorted Gelatos in Almond Tuile Bowls

You will assuredly be seeing more from this wonderful collection of ideas.

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