If Humm were cooking in the northern, more Germanic part of Switzerland, he’d probably serve this spectacular roasted veal with spaetzle, but because he’s in the southern, Italian region, he makes a luscious risotto with porcini mushrooms.
Susser prefers to use firm white-fleshed fish like red snapper and grouper, as well as conch and rock shrimp, for ceviches, because they keep their shape well. “Dice the fish into uniform pieces, so they cook evenly in the citrus juice,” he advises.
Few people think of eating warm radishes, but they are delicious—like turnips with a little bite. According to Maws, who describes himself as “more of a butter guy than an olive-oil guy,” some butter also softens the edge.
For this streamlined version of his luxe lasagna in bianco (white lasagna), Fabio Trabocchi layers flat noodles with a supremely rich sauce, along with a root-vegetable ragù, fresh mozzarella and whole basil leaves.