Maria Paolillo

This deeply flavored ragù would make a delicious dish just tossed with pasta, but paired with sweet, fresh ricotta, it's outstanding. Sheep's milk ricotta from the countryside outside Rome can be mail-ordered from Buonitalia in New York City's Chelsea Market (212-633-9090).Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips
Marinating tuna and chopped tomatoes in wine, lemon zest and olive oil for an hour makes a fresh, simple pasta sauce. Maria Paolillo adds sautéed tomatoes to get depth of flavor with little effort.Plus: Pasta Recipes and Tips