The hallmark of Italian cuisine is the use of high quality ingredients, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto, olive oil, pasta and risotto rice. Having your pantry stocked with these ingredients will enable you to cook the way Italians like to cook, with minimal embellishment. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 20, 2013.
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