Did you ever take apart a radio as a kid and try to put it back together? Well, consider these recipes your chance to reassemble favorite Italian recipes you've had at home or in restaurants, probably into even better versions than the originals (unlike that radio that never quite worked as well). Plus, these recipes are great platforms for variation—add a bit of chopped spinach to the ricotta gnocchi or use seafood stock and white wine in the risotto instead of beef stock and a red, and you've got many times more meals in your arsenal. It's time to put your tinkering skills to use in the kitchen, but rest assured you're already starting with killer recipes.