Binging with Babish: Ziti and Lasagna from The Sopranos

Rarely does food play such a central character in a TV show or movie that's not specifically about food, but in The Sopranos, it might as well be one of the family. The crown jewel of which, despite Artie Bucco's hapless attempts, is the cuisine of Carmela Soprano. Strap on your gold President and build a ramp for the ducks, because it's time to emotionally repress our murderous mentality with some cheesy, saucy pasta - with a layer of basil underneath the cheese, of course.
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  • Gabagool!

    Binging with BabishBinging with BabishVor 8 Monate
    • Its "al forno" not "el forno"

      Sir PotatoaimSir PotatoaimVor Monat
    • HO

      Maxwell WilsonMaxwell WilsonVor Monat
    • Everytime i see or hear this word i just imagine a sim from sims 4 🤦🏻‍♀️ I'm a dummy

      Nick BNick BVor Monat
    • Gabigol.

      VGLM D FVGLM D FVor 2 Monate
    • It’s not called gravy.

      Tim LeeTim LeeVor 2 Monate
  • "Ricotta is ok"

    Some guySome guyVor 7 Stunden
  • This video made me realize that I have VERY strong feelings about lasagna. (Ricotta is delicious but béchamel is just superior)

    woonger ;woonger ;Vor 19 Stunden
  • Ricotta>cottage cheese

    frigoff rickfrigoff rickVor 2 Tage
  • Babby knows a guy that knows a guy

    Tyler StocktonTyler StocktonVor 3 Tage
  • Why on earth would you precook the Lasagna noodles? What a painful thing to watch. I will try the basil layer though ;-)

    Peter FrankPeter FrankVor 3 Tage
  • Man you are awesome, and I love The Sopranos. One question though, why does every American youtuber believe they are super innovative by adding bechamel to lasagna? Ricotta is traditional only in some parts of Italy. Most Italians and everyone in similar countries like Spain or France use bechamel in lasagne and no riccota. This is a genuine question.

    JuanJuanVor 4 Tage
  • Damn I wish I was your neighbour

    Scott TomScott TomVor 4 Tage
  • I have very limited items at home but I am planning to make something reminiscent of ziti at home with processed cheese spread, farfalle, cottage cheese and store bought 'pizza pasta' sauce. I really hope its not a total disaster.

    Masala PizzaaMasala PizzaaVor 4 Tage
  • I too object to to ricotta with pasta bakes Italian seal of approval to your opinions on ricotta. Im not entirely sure about the cottage cheese.

    charl Xcharl XVor 6 Tage
  • The fuck he have against ricotta?

    Gabe DembroskiGabe DembroskiVor 7 Tage
  • The guy in the intro clip is in Blue Bloods!! What's the actor's name?!

    WaterWarrior36WaterWarrior36Vor 7 Tage
  • “How much cheese did you put?” Babish: yes

    Jihad ToomJihad ToomVor 7 Tage
  • What do you think of making a white sauce ziti? I can't eat tomatoes they give me extremely bad heartburn so I've been trying to switch it out with white sauce. The lasagna turned out amazing but I'm not sure how the ziti might work

    Chebi KittyChebi KittyVor 8 Tage
  • I imagine your neighbors love your cooking a lot, every week they smell something badass and when you have leftovers it’s the same feeling as Santa delivering you presents

    Shouko KomiShouko KomiVor 8 Tage
  • Funny how he said "in the face of tradition" and makes a pasta al forno way closer to the actual Italian recipe, not only in terms of ingredients themselves but also about the reasons/role of each ingredient. Guys, if Italians get offended is just because you claim to know the traditional recipe on the basis of an Italo-American recipe passed down and adapted to the US taste and idea of Italy, loosing autenticity, but more importantly meaning.

    Cristina ZaninCristina ZaninVor 8 Tage
    • Cristina, I was looking for this comment, I just posted a similar one. I have seen several American youtubers believe they are super innovative and hip by adding bechamel to lasagne, it is so pretentious. And the second part of your message is so true. And I like Babish, don´t get me wrong!

      JuanJuanVor 4 Tage
  • Just some curiosities, since a friend got confused: - in Italy Ziti pasta is much longer than this. It's a spaghetti-size pasta - tricky for this recipe - when talking about Lasagna in Italy, always remember that the south version uses cheese, the Bolognese one is creamier, usually with besciamella sauce. Never tried the in-between one. Seems great

    Cristina ZaninCristina ZaninVor 8 Tage
  • You're 32?! I thought you was at least in your early fourties!

    MehediMehediVor 8 Tage
  • Fuck now it’s 5 in the morning and I want pasta al forno

    Way too many fandomsWay too many fandomsVor 9 Tage
  • Shouldve made a grilled cheese of a radiator

    Uber GiganUber GiganVor 11 Tage
  • I think you would enjoy the ricotta better if you blended it with eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. One egg per pound of cheese. It makes it creamier.😃

    Victoria OrlandoVictoria OrlandoVor 11 Tage
  • Being against Ricotta is a major chef character flaw

    Eric NolenEric NolenVor 11 Tage
  • lol Dutch oven.

    Nelson RichardsNelson RichardsVor 11 Tage
  • No idea about cooking but lots of marketing knowledge. I would not eat it.

    Dr. PawlittleDr. PawlittleVor 12 Tage
  • It bothered me when he called the sauce gravy

    Jaethen CarlJaethen CarlVor 12 Tage
  • Gee, I'm lazy. I only use pre cooked lasagna plates.

    John JohansenJohn JohansenVor 12 Tage
  • Baking with "It said to do it this way, I'm not Italian and know better" Babish

    13th Evergreen13th EvergreenVor 13 Tage
  • Pasta al forno can be done with any type of pasta actually.

    zetetikos21zetetikos21Vor 13 Tage
  • Just a little trick when using fresh Mozzarella (especially buffalo): Cut it into slices, place on a couple of sheets of kitchen paper towels, cover with a couple more and then put a cutting board on top, give it some pressure and stand something heavy on it (2-3 bottles of wine or olive oil should do) for 20 minutes. And presto, (almost completely) moisture-free, fresh Mozzarella that is guaranteed to be delicious, cheese-stringy and not going to make your dish soupy.

    TonyNewJersey1TonyNewJersey1Vor 15 Tage
  • I’ve never been aroused at pasta before

    Dave McLoverDave McLoverVor 15 Tage
  • This channel would be so much better without his bad takes

    Lee ManningLee ManningVor 15 Tage
  • I adore the sopranos, I bought the family cook book. I take nothing in it seriously. All my tastes lead me to canned San marzano tomatoes, slights amount of torn fresh basil, salt, pepper, all over rigatoni. Then in each personal serving I put my mozzarella and/or capicola in while zapping it in the micro.

    Michael MathersMichael MathersVor 16 Tage
  • Finally another person not withstanding ricotta! wow this is amazing!

    Babak ABabak AVor 18 Tage
  • When are you going to team up with Chef John from Food Wishes?

    Brandon ScottBrandon ScottVor 18 Tage
  • Try to put shreddered salami in tomato sauce - it worth it to taste

    Богдан НовосельцевБогдан НовосельцевVor 19 Tage

    HWT VIHWT VIVor 19 Tage
  • Funnily enough, rigatoni is the pasta of choice for "pasta al forno" in most of Italy

    Angelo ArminioAngelo ArminioVor 20 Tage
  • 1:08 Bring that to a shimmer.. Wait..what?

    thenameisaminthenameisaminVor 20 Tage
  • What is with babish's longstanding hatred of ricotta cheese and cilantro 🤣🤣🤣

    Boof_That_JawnBoof_That_JawnVor 21 Tag
  • Your neighbors must love you

    TurtleKing777TurtleKing777Vor 21 Tag
  • Every time i watch you cooked i got hungry.. all the time

    Yucci HarderYucci HarderVor 21 Tag
  • I actualy watch an only cocking channel and i have nothing woth cocking

    Gorgey boiGorgey boiVor 22 Tage
  • I’m gonna use this as a basis for my 3 sauce lasagna Marinara, béchamel and bolognese in alternating layers A cheese filling with 4 different kinds of cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, ricotta, and cottage cheese A topping made with Parmesan mozzarella and maybe some bread crumbs

    S. NifrumS. NifrumVor 22 Tage
  • Great video but no love for the Ricotta cheese?

    sedaberrysedaberryVor 23 Tage
  • Lasagna should be fully cooked the day before it's eaten, kept in the fridge overnight, and heated in the oven again the next day for being eaten.

    Art VandelayArt VandelayVor 23 Tage
  • Uhhh... lost some respect for you in this video...

    A.j.EA.j.EVor 24 Tage
  • this needs spinach

    Sbubby SbubsSbubby SbubsVor 24 Tage
  • Jan’s lasagne, whaeva happened there...

    Kirk WahmmetKirk WahmmetVor 24 Tage
  • 2:46 This is probably the most awful shot to ever appear on youtube. I fear you've committed a sin against the old gods, you angered them with this scene and their retribution is the hornets or the virus, can't say for sure.

    Roy AchironRoy AchironVor 26 Tage
  • 2:46 u ruin the pots handle

    Akane TakashashiAkane TakashashiVor 27 Tage
  • Babish I love your videos and channel...but I didn't appreciate your comment on ricotta cheese.

    Angel HajjarAngel HajjarVor 27 Tage
  • I would love to see SNL’s overnight salad

    Apocalyptic MothApocalyptic MothVor 27 Tage
  • My mom has literally always made lasagna with cottage cheese instead of ricotta & the first time I had it with ricotta I was like, eff, what's wrong with this lasagna? Probably as a child I put the weird grainyness down to being store-bought rather than homemade but seriously if you've never tried it, dude you're missing out. Literally my favourite part of lasagna. So chewy and delicious.

    moleary42moleary42Vor 28 Tage
  • What a fat little kid

    Owain ThomaOwain ThomaVor 28 Tage
    • @fluffy doggo like why do you care so much? It's kind of petty

      Owain ThomaOwain ThomaVor 19 Tage
    • @fluffy doggo oh

      Owain ThomaOwain ThomaVor 19 Tage
    • @Owain Thoma I'm just saying, maybe if you stopped spending all your time with a box of doughnuts on your lap and actually spent 2 hours in 1st grade reading class, you could learn how to type and actually form a proper sentence

      fluffy doggofluffy doggoVor 19 Tage
    • U calling me fat are something?

      Owain ThomaOwain ThomaVor 19 Tage
    • @fluffy doggo ?

      Owain ThomaOwain ThomaVor 19 Tage
  • I like my Ziti and Lasagna wet, not soup but close when its warm. gotta be eaten with a spoon.

    AkiAkiVor 28 Tage
  • I always thought the basil layer was only under the cheese on the top layer

    Kennty07Kennty07Vor Monat
  • the baked rigatoni is EXACTLY how my brazilian grandma used to make it.

    babi bamboobabi bambooVor Monat
  • still waiting on some artie bucco recipes...

    kitsvnekitsvneVor Monat
  • Right this lasagna is amazing, but it’s very watery. Anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this?

    Gabriel VGabriel VVor Monat
  • You really need to stop calling the sauce gravy. Gravy is a totally different thing and every time you say it it grosses me out that you would put that on pasta.

    nutiketgotcnutiketgotcVor Monat
  • When you added the cottage cheese - every midwestern baked pasta cook shouted in unison "OH HELL YEAH!" Because good ricotta is hard to come by as it is out here.

    Anne Elise MorriganAnne Elise MorriganVor Monat
  • goddammit you don't put the meat in the layers! you separate some of the sauce before you add the meat to it!!! you use the unmeated sauce in the layers, each layer a very small amount of mozzerla and dollop of ricotta every 1-2 inches. the top is mozzarella then parmesan! THEN WHEN YOU SERVE you put the meat sauce atop the lasagna!

    QuackersQuackersVor Monat
  • Maybe Polish bigos? It's an amazing dish if done properly. Since I can see how dedicated you are and how good research you make before each dish I'm really curious how You would prepare it since you seem to always add some interesting twist to each traditional recipe.

    Katarzyna Wanda JeziorskaKatarzyna Wanda JeziorskaVor Monat
  • Binging The Sopranos again. Nothing better to do, best show ever created

    Aidan DavisAidan DavisVor Monat
  • I feel bad for you, your taste buds are doing you wrong. Ricotta is delicious!

    Bailey BrewerBailey BrewerVor Monat
  • So he said he was quadrupling the recipe, and his recipe on his website calls for 4 cans of san marzano tomatoes, does this mean I only actually need 1/4 of the ingredients listed since I'm only planning on making lasagna, or did he actually use 16 cans? I'm sure this is a dumb question but I don't wanna make too much sauce

    KiwiKiwiVor Monat
  • You ever do the Artie Bucco recipes video?

    Dead HeadDead HeadVor Monat
  • love this video.

    Dead HeadDead HeadVor Monat
  • To have someone that loves you as much as this man loves his tiny whisk.

    I see you fappingI see you fappingVor Monat
  • Were you born in 87 or 86?

    Gabe TGabe TVor Monat
Binging with Babish: Ziti and Lasagna from The Sopranos