20 Reasons to Embrace Italy

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You already love pizza and pasta (and probably prosciutto, too!), but now's the time to take your passion for all things Italian to the next level. We've rounded up a raft of reasons to cook, eat and live like an Italian. Though we're betting you don't need much convincing!

Photography by Tom Schierlitz

2. Ricotta

Because you can make your own ricotta. If you can turn on a burner and open a carton of milk, you can make ricotta that's way creamier than what you find at the supermarket. You can use it in your lasagna, but it's so delicious that you may just want to drizzle it with EVOO, sprinkle it with salt and eat it with a spoon!

Makes: 4 servings
Yields: about 2 cups

Prep   10 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
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