Spaghetti al Limone

This is a dead simple pasta dish that's so flavourful, it instantly transports you to the Amalfi Coast.

May 17, 2016

Pasta Fritta

Leftover pasta never tasted so good! You can use any type of pasta, but I spaghetti works really nicely here.

April 12, 2016

Tiramisu al Vin Santo

Creamy mascarpone, liqueur-infused cookies and plenty of chocolate makes this lazy man's tiramisu an instant classic.

March 31, 2016

Lemon Rice

The intense lemon flavour is what makes this Indian rice dish a real standout for me. It's the perfect, super-simple side for your next dinner party.

March 18, 2016

Pasta al Burro

This is the dish that all Italian kids are raised on. In fact, if you want to get your little ones to love cooking, this is a great place to start.

March 2, 2016
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Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

The star ingredient of this classic Neapolitan pasta sauce is the anchovies. If you're uneasy about the texture of the flavourful fish, use anchovy paste instead.

February 24, 2016
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Coconut Curry Prawns

Inspired by the flavours of Kerala, this simple coconut curry dish combines the best of Indian and Italian cooking.

February 8, 2016

Pasta Al Forno

A Sunday pranzo favourite in my family, this baked pasta is crispy and crunchy at the corners, and smooth, soft and cheesy on the inside.

February 4, 2016

Laal Maas

This traditional Rajasthani dish is like an Italian spezzatino loaded with spices and flavour.

January 29, 2016

Pasta alla Trapanese

I first had this recipe in Trapani sicily. Some people think it's not Italian, but it's a local specialty and it's beyond delicious.

January 26, 2016

Banoffee Pie

This sweet treat is so delicious and so easy to make, it'll become your go-to dessert for all your dinner parties.

January 22, 2016

Vegetarian Carbonara

Swap in zucchini for the traditional pancetta and you have a vegetarian take on a classic Italian pasta dish.

January 19, 2016

Tagliatelle al Ragù Bianco

Slow cooking the ragu for a few hours is what really makes this dish stand-out. All the flavours meld together to become a rich and delicious sauce.

January 14, 2016

Lamb Spezzatino

This is an Indian-style lamb spezzatino recipe I picked up from my friend Alessio at the Fratelli winery in India. It's rich, spicy, perfectly seasoned and full of interesting flavours.

January 8, 2016

Cesira Ciroli’s Classic Pizzelles

Traditional Italian wafer cookies that are great for Christmas or anytime, really! Recipe by my good friend Cesira.

December 23, 2015

La Pizza di Scarola

This is my probably my favorite stuffed pizza and it's a Neapolitan classic: escarole, garlic, anchovies, raisins and pine nuts. Incredible.

December 16, 2015

Chocolate Parmigiano Nuggets

The salty-sweet combination of Parmigiano chocolate is unforgettable. Once you try these delicious treats you'll be craving them always.

December 15, 2015

Cozze Gratinate

This is an easy and flavourful way of dressing up fresh mussels. Serve them as an appetizer at your next dinner party.

December 7, 2015
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Ribollita – Tuscan Leftover Soup

Ribollita is a very comforting dish — essential cucina povera. Some people like it soupy, but I prefer it thick enough that I can use a fork.

December 7, 2015

Lazy Man’s Eggplant Parmigiana

If you love eggplant parmigiana but you're kind of lazy like me, this recipe is for you.

November 6, 2015

Coconut Curry Clams

This is an Indian twist on steamed clams, and while there's a lot of ingredients involved, it's totally worth the work. Simply amazing.

November 5, 2015

Parmigiano-Reggiano Potatoes

This is a simple way of dressing up leftover roasted potatoes that you'll absolutely love.

October 9, 2015

Spaghetti with Wild Fennel

A really simple pasta dish that's brought to life by the fresh flavours of wild fennel.

October 2, 2015


This is a cheesecake recipe I picked up in Maremma and it's is so simple and not too sweet, which I really love.

September 11, 2015

Pici Pasta with Asparagus, Fava Beans and Pancetta

This simple pasta combines all my favourite Tuscan ingredients. It's beyond delicious.

September 3, 2015

Octopus & Potato Salad

Pulpo has such a wonderful texture and flavour, it doesn't really need much help to taste delicious.

August 11, 2015
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Spaghetti alle Vongole

This classic Italian dish is one of my all-time favourites and it's a lot easier to make than you think.

July 29, 2015

Pasta with Tomatoes

This dish is all about three ingredients: fresh cherry tomatoes, good olive oil and fresh basil. Make it mid-summer when cherry tomatoes are their peak.

July 27, 2015

Tuna & Chickpea Salad

This is an easy no-cook salad that's filling and flavourful. I used palamita, but you can easily substitute it with tuna.

July 22, 2015

Tomato Melon Salad

Don’t be afraid to make this sweet and savoury salad your own. You don’t have to use lettuce as a base. Sometimes I only use only fruit, some finely chopped red onion, and some fresh mint or oregano.

July 22, 2015

Caponata Napoletana

In Puglia they call this Frisselle. In Campagna, Caponata, but I call this the Ultimate Beach food. It's light and screams summer.

July 20, 2015
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Lemon Granita

This classic Italian ice is beyond easy to make and so refreshing on a hot summer's day.

July 9, 2015
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Cavatelli with Cherry Tomatoes

I made this Tuscan pasta dish using fresh cavatelli, but you can use any kind of short pasta and it will still taste amazing.

June 25, 2015

Egg Bhurji

This is my breakfast staple when I'm in India. It's never too early for spice!

June 15, 2015


Who doesn't love lasagna? Make this version with your kids (and double the recipe to store some in your freezer).

June 9, 2015
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Spaghetti Caprese

This is one of my favorite summer dishes. It’s a spin on the famous Caprese salad and takes minutes to prepare.

June 3, 2015

Italian Nutella-Filled Bomboloni

The Italian take on the donut. I've used Nutella as a filling because I love it so much, but you can also use jam or cream. Either way it's amazing.

May 26, 2015

Tuna with Carrot Salad

A fresh piece of fresh tuna needs very little. This is a beautiful appetizer and the shredded carrots and mint play a surprisingly strong supporting role.

May 13, 2015

Calamari and Chickpea Pasta

I first made this dish for my Indian friends, but it's 100% Italian. It's simple and elegant with loads of flavour.

May 11, 2015

Italian Mojito

This is a twist on the classic Mojito substituting proscecco for soda water. Be careful, it's a strong one!

May 8, 2015

Wine-Poached Pears with Parmigiano and Ricotta

This is a sinfully delicious dessert that's so easy to make. If you really love your mom, you'll make it for her this Mother's Day.

May 8, 2015

Bucatini All’Amatriciana

This is one of my all-time favorite pastas. Not only does it have the flavor of beautifully crisp pieces of pancetta, but you then use the oil it renders to flavor the rest of the sauce.

April 29, 2015

Lemon Infused Grilled Scamorza

Scamorza is a fantastic cheese on its own, but when it melts and the cheese forms a crust, its almost indescribably delicious.

April 27, 2015

Tuscan Peposo

This is a traditional Tuscan beef stew that you can make with lamb or mutton. It's delicious with polenta, roasted potatoes or rice. The good news is, it calls for a whole bottle of my Chianti.

April 24, 2015

Pasta with Lentils

This is recipe is "Little D" approved, but don't worry, big kids like it too.

April 17, 2015

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Classic Italian meatballs in tomato sauce. Make them with spaghetti, put them on a bun, or eat them on their own!

April 13, 2015

Roasted Potatoes

I don’t know many people who don’t like roasted potatoes. This is one of those universal dishes, and it’s so simple to make.

March 17, 2015

Eggplant Parmigiana

This dish has to be fried punto e basta as the Italians say, which means no ifs, ands or buts about it. If you want something light and healthy, eat a carrot.

March 11, 2015
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Cannellini Bean and Pancetta Soup

This soup is incredibly fast to make, satisfying and economical. Perfect for a chilly weeknight supper.

March 3, 2015

Chili Pepper Jam

This is such an awesome jam. The sweet-spicy combination works well with sharp cheeses like pecorino and bittersweet dark chocolate.

February 20, 2015
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