Meet the host of Simply Laura.

Internet sensation Laura Vitale moved to the United States when she was 12 years old. As a teenager, she developed her love for cooking from her Italian grandmother, learning many of the recipes for classic Italian dishes over the phone. She began working in her father's restaurants in her teens, but after they closed in 2008, she wanted to find a new way to continue to share her passion for cooking. In 2010, Laura began a new phase of her culinary career when she started her internet cooking series "Laura in the Kitchen." The series quickly became a hit and now boasts an audience of several million, making Laura a well-known name in the cooking community.

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Meatless Monday: Pasta alla Norma “Nuda”

Although it’s traditionally tossed with ricotta salata, Italian duo Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar skip the aged cheese and call their version Pasta alla Norma “Nuda.”

How to Cook Like an Italian Grandpa

Watch how to make eggplant Parmigiana, meatballs, chicken cacciatore and more like an authentic Italian grandpa with skills from the old country.

100+ Traditional Italian Recipes

Learn about the traditional Italian meal and choose from 100+ Italian recipes to create your own feast.

The Mind of a Pizza Master

On Cooking Channel's Pizza Masters, Sal Basille and Francis Garcia, owners of NYC's Artichoke Basille's Pizza, embark on a  mouthwatering exploration of Italian food across the country. We sat with the two pizza aficionados to find out more about running a pizza empire and the best slices in the world.

David Rocco Bio

Learn more about Cooking Channels David Rocco host of David Roccos Dolce Vita and watch how he explores Italy and finds inspiration from fresh seasonal ingredients.

Pantry: Italian Essentials

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.

Watch the Pizza Masters Premiere and Say 'Bienvenidos a Miami'

Watch the Pizza Masters Season 2 premiere online for free.

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