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The Chefs of Cucina Amore

The new 26-episode series, Chefs of Cucina Amore, combines the talents of movie star and cookbook author, Vincent Schiavelli, with four of the nation's most illustrious teachers of Italian cooking. Together this unique team demonstrates food specialties and traditions from all over Italy. Viewers can enjoy the recipes uncovered during decades of Italian exploration by Faith Willinger, Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Joe Simone and Nick Malgieri. Warm, personal stories from Vincent Schiavelli's childhood as an Italian immigrant in Brooklyn, New York, round out each delicious show with a laugh and a tear.


101: Italian Appetizers

  • Joe Simone and Nancy Harmon Jenkins' Italian appetizers: Fried Beets with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette; Tart with Three Onions and Taleggio with an Olive Oil Pastry
  • 102: Italian Desserts

  • Italian desserts with Nick Malgieri and Nancy Harmon Jenkins: Wheat Berry and Ricotta Pie; Tuscan Apple Yogurt Cake
  • 103: Sautéed Turkey Cutlets Tonatto Style
  • Joe Simone and Faith Willinger's Italian Dinner Menu: Sautéed Turkey Cutlets Tuna & Caper Mayonnaise; Pasta with Garlic and Lemon Zest; No-bake Ricotta Tart
  • 104: Feast Adriatic Dinner

  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins: Adriatic dinner: Pasta with Baked Tomato Sauce; Spring Lamb with Garden Vegetables
  • 105: Unique Italian Cakes
  • Nick Malgieri's: unique Italian cakes: Capri Cake; Siena Fruitcake
  • 106: Simple Italian Entrees

  • Joe Simone's simple Italian entrées: Braised Pork with Black Olives and Polenta; Lemon Braised Chicken with Polenta
  • 107: Italian Pasta Feast

  • Faith Willinger's Italian pasta feast: Pasta with Speedy Cherry Tomato Sauce; Pasta with Ricotta and Herbs
  • 108: Celebrating Soups

  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins' and Faith Willinger celebrate soups: Angelo's Hearty Minestrone; Bean Soup with Shrimp; Cornmeal and Kale Soup
  • 109: Asparagus Italian-Style

  • Joe Simone with asparagus Italian-style: Asparagus Frittata with Parmesan and Mint; Composed Salad of Grilled Asparagus, Fennel and Fresh Mozzarella; Tagliatelle with Asparagus and Cream
  • 110: Custard Gelato

  • Faith Willinger and Nick Malgieri's Italian desserts: Custard Gelato; Almond Cookies; Two Color Trifle
  • 111: Italian Seafood Ideas

  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins's Italian seafood ideas: Sautéed Fish Fillet with Breadcrumbs and Fresh Herbs; Seafood Packets
  • 112: Italian Breads
    • Nick Malgieri's Italian breads: Flatbread from Nove Ligure; Pane Casareccio (Home-style Bread)

    113: Butternut Squash Soup

  • Joe Simone and Nick Malgieri's Italian Dinner Menu: Butternut Squash Soup with Amaretti and Crispy Prosciutto; and Caramelized Walnut Tart from Val d' Aosta
  • 114: Pasta with Raw Artichoke Sauce

  • Faith Willinger's Italian Dinner Menu: Pasta with Raw Artichoke Sauce; Chicken with Citrus Zest; Pecorino Fava Bean Salad; Gorgonzola with Honey
  • 115: Italian Fruit Desserts

  • Italian fruit desserts with Nick Malgieri and Faith Willinger: Pastry Cream and Sour Cherry Pie; Orange Slices with Vanilla Gelato and Balsamic Vinegar; Pears and Prunes with Wine and Spice
  • 116: Italian Meat Secrets

  • Italian meat secrets with Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Joe Simone: Herbal Marinade for Beef, Pork, Lamb or Chicken; Grilled Leg of Lamb with Basil and Mustard
  • 117: Arborio Rice Pudding

  • Desserts with Nick Malgieri and Joe Simone: Chocolate Filled Dome Cake; Arborio Rice Pudding with Currants and Sultanas; Roasted Strawberries with Balsamic Vinegar and Cinnamon Sticks
  • 118: Mediterranean Vegetable Specialties

  • Mediterranean vegetable specialties with Faith Willinger and Nancy Harmon Jenkins: Red Peppers Baked with Olive Paste and Red Wine; Aquacotta Vegetable Soup; Soufiko Ikarian-Style (squash with tomatoes)
  • 119: Pizza Techniques

  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins and Nick Malgieri demonstrate pizza techniques: Pizza in all its Permutations; Calzone Napoletani (Neaopolitan Pizza Dough Turnovers)
  • 120: Celebrating Pasta

  • Faith Willinger and Joe Simone celebrate pasta: Pasta with Tuna Fish and Caper Sauce: Pasta with Leeks; Orrechiette with Sausage and Rapini
  • 121: Italian Pastries

  • Nick Malgieri's classic Italian pastries: Cannoli alla Siciliana (Sicilian Fried Tubes with Ricotta Filling); Tartlets filled with Rice and Ricotta Cream
  • 122: Heart-Healthy Italian Recipes

  • Nancy Harmon Jenkins heart-healthy Italian recipes: Olive Oil Breakfast Cake; Pasta from the Kitchen Cupboard
  • 123: Italian Cookies

  • Italian cookies with Nick Malgieri: Tuscan Almond Biscotti; Venetian Cornmeal Italian Cookies; Sicilian "Twisted" Cookies
  • 124: Green Olive, Cheese and Ham Bread

  • Italian bread with Nancy Harmon Jenkins: Green Olive; Cheese and Ham Bread; Olive Bread
  • 125: Eggplant Parmesan

  • Joe Simone's Italian Dinner Menu: Crispy Polenta with Greens and Goat Cheese; Eggplant Parmesan
  • 126: Simple Italian Recipes

  • Faith Willinger shows simple Italian recipes: Italian Toast; Fried Eggs with Parmigiano Reggiano; Raw Zucchini Salad

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