Italian recipes

10 Italian recipes inspired by George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's Venetian wedding

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are set to wed this weekend in the magical Italian city of Venice. They will dine in the renowned restaurant of the Belmond Hotel Cipriani...

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...

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...

'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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Panettone classico

Ingredients (Serves 6)Oil for greasing15g/½oz fresh yeast125ml/4½fl oz full-fat warm milk400g/14oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting3 pinches salt2 medium eggs80g/3½oz caster sugar2 egg yolks150g/5oz salted butter, at room...

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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