Inspirational Cooking—Timballo di Maccheroni. Most of us were introduced to this extraordinary festive dish in the classic film The Big Night. For 20 years I have been preparing timballo as an occasional antipasto in the Chef’s Table. Here’s a recent example. Contact Colleen for a reservation, 10–15 guests: Tell Colleen you’d like timballo as one of your appetizers. Bring someone you love.