America has a longtime love affair with Italian food and all things Italian. Follow Chef Mario Batali as he crosses the country in search of the folks who cook up the best Italian eats, and keep the Italian way of life alive on our shores. Meeting up with families, chefs, shop keepers and food artisans, Mario discovers their secrets for making the most delectable Italian food, and uncovers their stories and traditions for living 'La Dolce Vita' every day.
A well-stocked pantry makes whipping up delicious Italian meals a snap. Countless dishes can be made from ingredients on hand, but with a quick dash through the express line for perishables, the options are limitless.