Sausages and pancakes just seem to go together, and, in fact, they've been a popular pairing since at least 1787, when the first reference to toad-in-the-hole appeared in an English provincial glossary, for "meat boiled in a crust." Ours is flavored with fresh rosemary and a touch of mustard, and served with an onion gravy intensified by Madeira.
These crisp chickpea and olive oil pancakes are local to Nice, on the Mediterranean coast. Also known as farinata in Italy's Liguria, where chickpeas are a staple, these are savory pancakes. Serve them with a green salad as a light lunch or with an aperitif as a late-afternoon snack.
The dough for this pizza is too moist to knead by hand, so this recipe lets a standing mixer do the work. The process was devised by a renowned pizza bianca maker of Campo de Fiore in Rome. He handed it down to Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery in New York City, who taught it to food critic Jeffrey Steingarten, whose writing on it inspired our food editorial director, Lucinda Scala Quinn, to create this variation. You should use a 14-inch pizza stone and wooden peel. (You can use the back of a rimmed baking sheet instead of the peel.)
Turkey breast rolled with fresh herbs, orange zest, and spices is covered with pancetta and then roasted. It's sliced and offered atop a dressing made with farro (a whole grain), oranges, black grapes, and pine nuts. White-wine sauce accompanies the ensemble.
Chewy farro -- an Italian whole grain -- is tossed with mixed greens in this colorful salad. It's flavored by two kinds of grapes that have been baked in a low oven to concentrate their sweetness and release their juices. The Concord grapes aren't seedless, but they make a beautiful garnish.