Italian food

  • 1 'Zuccotto de panettone', Panettone and ricotta pudding
    Serves 6 Ingredients 1kg ricotta 140g caster sugar 70g candied fruit, finely chopped 40g flaked almonds 50g chocolate chips 1 tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting 600g panettone cut into 2 round...

  • 2 'La vera pizza Napoletana', the true Neapolitan pizza
    'The Greedy Italians' says: 'During our trip to Italy, we visited one of the oldest pizzerias in Naples, Sorbillo, where people queue around the block to sample their classic pizza margherita. You get...

  • 3 'Tortellini Emiliani', classic tortellini with meat filling
    Serves 4-6 Ingredients • 1 x Fresh Pasta • Salt and freshly ground black pepper • 40g unsalted butter • 8 sage leaves • 50g Parmesan, freshly grated Filling • 4 Savoy...

  • 4 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 a mouth-watering meal...

  • 5 Italy's Nadia Santini named world's best female chef
    Nadia Santini, Italy's gifted chef and head of the Michelin-starred Dal Pescatore restaurant in the north of Italy, has been named the best female chef in the world. The chef, who was taught to cook by...

  • 6 Home on the range
    Angela Hartnett rose to fame as ‘the’ woman that worked alongside Gordon Ramsay; she worked for him for many years and then went on to run her own very successful restaurant, Murano. After...

  • 7 Eat like an Italian
    Antonio Caluccio and Gennaro Contaldo are two of our most celebrated Italian cooks. They both left their homeland over 30 years ago and have since gone on to become very successful in the UK, as restaurateurs,...

  • 8 Laura Santini shares her easy Italian ideas
    In her new book Easy Tasty Italian, Laura Santtini reveals the secrets of umami and other ingredients and shows how the simplest flavour combinations can transform your everyday dinners into sublime dishes...



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