Italian

  • 1 Simply Italian: home cooking with the Channel 4 Chiappa sisters
    There's no doubt that mouthwatering Italian dishes such as pizza, pasta and risotto have a great part to play in celebrities such as George Clooney, Madonna, Donatella Versace and Sir...

  • 2 Seafood Risotto
    You’ll find a version of Risotto ai Frutti di Mare at most Italian seaside resorts. It’s Michela’s favourite summer beach food and she eats it every time we hit the...

  • 3 Chiappa family pizza
    This recipe is super-simple and works really well with an outdoor pizza oven or a regular kitchen oven. Miki’s favourite toppings are mushroom and onion; Emi likes mascarpone, sliced cherry...

  • 4 Raviolo with an oozy egg, smoked salmon and griddled asparagus
    We discovered this dish at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Imola, in Emilia Romagna. The head chef there was taught the recipe by his mentor, who cooked this dish for the...

  • 5 Casarrece pasta with broccoli, anchovies and pine nuts
    Serves: 4 Ingredients40g breadcrumbs3 salted anchovies or 6 anchovies in oilSea salt and freshly ground black pepper450g broccoli, broken into florets1 tablespoon garlic oil4 tablespoons olive oil1 garlic clove, chopped1...

  • 6 Jack Monroe's gnocchi
    Gnocchi are a cross between a dumpling and a sort of potato pasta – comforting, thick and soft. They are easy to ‘gnocch’ together from a tin of potatoes, or...

  • 7 Breakfast Bruschetta
    Calories: 627 (per portion)Serves 4Ingredients750g cherry tomatoes3 tbsp cold pressed rapeseed oil1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 oval rustic loaf, cut into 4 long slices lengthways300g unsmoked bacon4 medium eggs, poached2 tbsp...

  • 8 Butternut squash risotto
    Serves 4Ingredients200g (7oz) butternut squash, diced3 tbsp olive oil1 red onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped180g (6oz/scant 1 cup) brown risotto rice600ml (1 pint/2½ cups) hot vegetable stock made with 1...

  • 9 A slice of Italy: our top pick of traditional desserts
    Tiramisu, literally meaning 'pick me up', is one of the many Italian dessert recipes that's earned the beautiful Mediterranean country such sweet fame. It's no wonder, with delectable dishes such...

  • 10 'Tortellini Emiliani', classic tortellini with meat filling
    Serves 4-6Ingredients• 1 x Fresh Pasta• Salt and freshly ground black pepper• 40g unsalted butter• 8 sage leaves• 50g Parmesan, freshly gratedFilling• 4 Savoy Cabbage Leaves• 200g roast pork, roughly...

  • 11 'Zuccotto de panettone', Panettone and ricotta pudding
    Serves 6Ingredients1kg ricotta140g caster sugar70g candied fruit, finely chopped40g flaked almonds50g chocolate chips1 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting600g panettone cut into 2 round discs and the rest lengthways...

  • 12 The godfather of Italian cuisine: Antonio Carluccio's perfect pizza
    You may know Antonio Carluccio for his tight silver-curled hair, his thick authentic Italian accent and charming way of cutting open a lemon straight from the tree, or rustling up...

  • 13 Eat like an Italian: la dolce vita with a healthy Mediterranean diet
    Not only is Italian food delicious, bursting with flavour and traditionally accompanied by a glass of wine, the Mediterranean diet is also recognised by UNESCO as one of the healthiest...

  • 14 Rustle up a traditional Italian feast
    Gorgeous Italian-Welsh cook Michela Chiappa has been fronting the campaign to introduce authentic techniques to the British home.And cooking has never seemed so effortless, thanks to Channel 4's latest TV...

  • 15 Braised savoy cabbage leaves stuffed with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese
    Dish Type: starterServes 4Cooking time: 1 hourFor the wrap1 Savoy cabbageFor the stuffing250g ricotta50g Grana Padano Cheese, finely grated100g Prosciutto di San Daniele (sliced & cubed)Half a tspn of nutmeg1...

  • 16 Prosciutto di San Daniele with caramelised fig jam on crostini
    Dish type: StarterCreates 24 crostinisCooking time: 15 minutesIngredients4 figs, diced into 1cm cubes50g Demerara sugar1 tablespoon of honey8 slices of Prosciutto di San DanieleMethod:1) Cook the figs with the sugar...

  • 17 Carbonara with Prosciutto di San Daniele and Grana Padano Cheese
    Dish type: PastaServes 6Cooking time: 30 minutesIngredients:For the carbonara pasta:20ml olive oil350g Prosciutto di San Daniele, sliced100ml white wine500g dried pasta, such as bucatini or penne5 eggs6g black peppercorns, coarsely...

  • 18 Roasted pumpkin salad with slices of Prosciutto San di Daniele, shavings of Grana Padano Cheese and red onion
    Dish type: SaladServes 6Cooking time: 40 minutesIngredients800g pumpkin or butternut squash, cut into 8 even slices1 garlic clove, skin on and lightly crushed with the flat of a knife5 tblsp...

  • 19 Rigatoni gratinati
    Ingredients (Serves 6)2 medium aubergines, trimmed150ml/¼pt olive oilSalt and freshly ground black pepper4 cloves garlic, peeled and halved2 x 400g cans cherry tomatoes10 fresh basil leaves500g/1lb 2oz rigatoni pasta100g/4oz Parmesan...

  • 20 Alice Hart's Summer minestrone
    Ingredients (Serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil2 garlic cloves, finely chopped2 shallots, finely chopped2 celery sticks, finely chopped1 fennel bulb, finely chopped200g young broad beans, podded weight, skins removed200g young...



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