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In case you aren't yet acquainted with Marcella Hazan's iconic three-ingredient tomato sauce, it is that good. If you're already a convert, carry on supping on this incredibly rich, well-balanced sauce; if you aren't, please (please!) simmer up a batch tonight.

Marcella Hazan's Tomato Sauce

In case you aren't yet acquainted with Marcella Hazan's iconic three-ingredient tomato sauce, it is that good. If you're already a convert, carry on supping on this incredibly rich, well-balanced sauce; if you aren't, please (please!) simmer up a batch tonight.

After the death in 2013 of Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who changed the way Americans cook Italian food, The Times asked readers which of her recipes had become staples in their kitchens. Many people answered with one word: "Bolognese." So here it is: Ms. Hazan's classic, go-to Bolognese sauce, which one reader called "the gold standard." Try it and see for yourself. (Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

After the death in 2013 of Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who changed the way Americans cook Italian food, The Times asked readers which of her recipes had become staples in their kitchens. Many people answered with one word: "Bolognese." So here it is: Ms. Hazan's classic, go-to Bolognese sauce, which one reader called "the gold standard." Try it and see for yourself. (Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

NYT Cooking: Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce. This sounds too simple, yet it's SO good. One of the best sauces I've tasted.

NYT Cooking: Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce. This sounds too simple, yet it's SO good. One of the best sauces I've tasted.

Marcella Hazan's recipe for lasagna IS the greatest of all time. Lots of bechamel and not drenched in tomato sauce. I add a tiny bit more nutmeg and do half parmesan and half pecorino romano for a bit more saltiness. TO DIE FOR. Link: http://sweetpaprika.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/lasagna-northern-italian-style/

Lasagna, Northern Italian Style

Marcella Hazan's recipe for lasagna IS the greatest of all time. Lots of bechamel and not drenched in tomato sauce. I add a tiny bit more nutmeg and do half parmesan and half pecorino romano for a bit more saltiness. TO DIE FOR. Link: http://sweetpaprika.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/lasagna-northern-italian-style/

Cook’s Illustrated’s The Science of Good Cooking, my latest library rental, is organized by concepts — 50 of them! — but none so much as #28 halted my page turning: Don’t Soak Beans—Brine ‘Em. I read on to discover that Cook’s Illustrated recommends not only soaking beans in salted water but also cooking beans in …

Marcella Hazan's White Beans with Garlic and Sage

Cook’s Illustrated’s The Science of Good Cooking, my latest library rental, is organized by concepts — 50 of them! — but none so much as #28 halted my page turning: Don’t Soak Beans—Brine ‘Em. I read on to discover that Cook’s Illustrated recommends not only soaking beans in salted water but also cooking beans in …

Marcella Hazan's Smothered Cabbage Soup (bc my kid likes cabbage) Toddler Rating: Pending

Marcella Hazan's Rice and Smothered Cabbage Soup

Marcella Hazan's Smothered Cabbage Soup (bc my kid likes cabbage) Toddler Rating: Pending

Marcella Hazan’s Roast Chicken With Lemons Recipe: When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, The NYT invited readers to share their favorite recipes from her books. This astonishingly simple roast chicken came in 2nd :)

Marcella Hazan’s Roast Chicken With Lemons Recipe: When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, The NYT invited readers to share their favorite recipes from her books. This astonishingly simple roast chicken came in 2nd :)

After the death in 2013 of Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who changed the way Americans cook Italian food, The Times asked readers which of her recipes had become staples in their kitchens. Many people answered with one word: "Bolognese." So here it is: Ms. Hazan's classic, go-to Bolognese sauce, which one reader called "the gold standard." Try it and see for yourself. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

After the death in 2013 of Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who changed the way Americans cook Italian food, The Times asked readers which of her recipes had become staples in their kitchens. Many people answered with one word: "Bolognese." So here it is: Ms. Hazan's classic, go-to Bolognese sauce, which one reader called "the gold standard." Try it and see for yourself. (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)

In honor of the late Marcella Hazan, PBS pays tribute to the Italian cookbook author with her parmesan risotto recipe.

Marcella Hazan's Parmesan Risotto Recipe

In honor of the late Marcella Hazan, PBS pays tribute to the Italian cookbook author with her parmesan risotto recipe.

The recipe for this stew, a northern Italian braise of chicken and vegetables in a tomato sauce, is adapted from Marcella Hazan's book Essentials of Italian Cooking (Knopf, 1992).

Hunter's Wife's Chicken (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

The recipe for this stew, a northern Italian braise of chicken and vegetables in a tomato sauce, is adapted from Marcella Hazan's book Essentials of Italian Cooking (Knopf, 1992).

Marcella Hazan’s White Bean Soup | These Are The Recipes You Need To Try In 2017

These Are The Recipes You Need To Try In 2017

Marcella Hazan’s White Bean Soup | These Are The Recipes You Need To Try In 2017

When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, The New York Times invited readers to share their favorite recipes from her books While her tomato sauce with butter and onion was the clear favorite, this astonishingly simple roast chicken and her Bolognese sauce were close runners-up.

Marcella Hazan’s Roast Chicken With Lemons

When Marcella Hazan died in 2013, The New York Times invited readers to share their favorite recipes from her books While her tomato sauce with butter and onion was the clear favorite, this astonishingly simple roast chicken and her Bolognese sauce were close runners-up.

Have you ever made Marcella Hazan’s bolognese sauce? It’s amazing. But it takes almost 4 hours. If you have one, two, four or nine small kids at your house like I do, this just won&#821…

Have you ever made Marcella Hazan’s bolognese sauce? It’s amazing. But it takes almost 4 hours. If you have one, two, four or nine small kids at your house like I do, this just won&#821…