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Ciambelle

Making donuts isn't as difficult as you think. Easy measurements and simple directions make these biscotti-like versions a no-brainer.

September 17, 2014
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Anchovy Marinade

A super simple recipe that showcases the fresh flavours of anchovies.

September 16, 2014
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Chili Pesto

If you love chilies, this will be your new favourite pesto. Use it on sandwiches, pizzas or already-sauced pastas for a bit of heat.

September 11, 2014
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Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Green Beans

A dead simple dish with fresh buffalo mozzarella and greens. It's the perfect solution for a quick weeknight supper.

September 10, 2014
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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.

September 8, 2014
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Pork Sausage with Rapini

This is one of those all-in-one meals in which you get your main and your side together.

September 3, 2014
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Risotto with Shrimp and Lemon Sauce

You simply can't beat the flavour combination of fresh seafood and lemon. This dish is the perfect summer treat.

August 25, 2014
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Villa Maria’s Spaghetti and Zucchini

This recipe comes from the Hotel Villa Maria in Ravello. The combination of mint and capers really brings the zucchini to life.

August 19, 2014
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Tomato & Melon Salad

Using sweet fruit in a savoury salad is very Sicilian. I've used melon here, but oranges and figs are great, too.

August 13, 2014
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Roasted Red Pepper Salad

A super flavourful salad that you'll keep coming back to. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.

August 7, 2014
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Zabaglione with Mixed Fresh Berries

This version is a fun spin on the old school recipe. It substitutes espresso for the Marsala wine.

July 28, 2014
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Panzanella

I suggest making this classic stale bread salad in the height of summer, when you can easily find super fresh ripe tomatoes.

July 21, 2014
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Octopus & Potato Salad

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

July 15, 2014
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Grilled Foccacia Sandwich

A delicious gourmet sandwich that can be thrown together in minutes using store-bought ingredients.

July 14, 2014
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Passato di Fagioli e Pomodori Freschi

Bean purée with garden ripe tomatoes and a good drizzle of Tuscan olive oil.

July 7, 2014
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Pizza Margherita

Tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and basil are all you need for this classic Italian pizza.

July 4, 2014
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Zucchini Risotto Bianco

Zucchini adds fresh spring flavours to classic risotto bianco.

June 24, 2014
SPRITZ

Italian Spritz

It's five o'clock somewhere! This is an easy, breezy cocktail you can have any time of day.

June 17, 2014
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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.

June 12, 2014
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Fava Bean Salad

This is the most amazingly simple salad. Make it in the spring when fava beans are perfectly in season.

June 9, 2014
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Farro with Pesto

I love the nuttiness of farro, and this recipe is so simple your 6-year-old child could do it.

June 3, 2014
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Stuffed Squid

This is a two-in-one dish. When its finished cooking you serve the sauce over pasta for your primi, and then this is your secondo.

May 29, 2014
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Fennel salad

This salad is bursting with flavour and is totally refreshing.

May 27, 2014
Pesto

Pesto Genovese

I love serving pesto over pasta. It’s so flavourful that a little goes a long way. Make a large batch of this pesto and keep it in your freezer so you always have some on hand.

May 23, 2014
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Grilled Vegetables with Buffalo Mozzarella

This is one of those dishes where simple ingredients really shine. You can use any of your favourite vegetables and it will taste amazing.

May 14, 2014
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Green Bean Salad

I would definitely recommend making this recipe in advance. I prefer it the day after as the beans absorb all the flavors.

May 9, 2014
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Potatoes & Green Beens

There's nothing too glamorous about this dish, but it's simple, beautiful and delicious.

May 9, 2014
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Raw Artichoke Salad

If you've never had raw artichokes before, this might sound crazy but it's actually so delicious! Make this super simple salad when they're perfectly in season.

May 7, 2014
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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.

April 24, 2014
FRIED-MUSTARD-POMFRET-DRDI

Fried Mustard Pomfret

A delicious Indian fish dish that really showcases the flavours of the almighty mustard plant.

April 9, 2014
SOOKHA-ALOO

Sookha Aloo

This flavourful potato dish makes an excellent side when you're cooking for a crowd.

April 8, 2014
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Lamb in Tomato & Red Wine Sauce

I love lamb. This version, L’Agnelo con pomodorini e vino rosso, tempers some of its gaminess and brings out its beautiful flavor. Perfect for impressing friends and family.

April 8, 2014
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Parmigiano & Pear Salad

The combination of the sweet, juicy pears and the granular, semi-sharp Parmigiano is a gift from the ingredient gods!

April 8, 2014
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Carrot Halwa

This carrot dessert is extremely flavourful and sweet. Serve it nice and warm for a comforting dish.

April 3, 2014
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Laal Maas

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

March 28, 2014
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Stracotto Al Chianti – Braised Beef in Chianti

This works really well with polenta or mashed potatoes. Spoon your stracotto right over them for a beautiful presentation, and you have the perfect cold-weather meal.

March 27, 2014
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Tuna and Bean Salad

Insalata di fagioli is a traditional Tuscan bean salad, and I like to add tuna because it works so well with beans. Perfect for a no-fuss supper.

March 25, 2014
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Carciofi Fritti

You can eat these fried tender artichokes hot or cold. They travel well, so they’re great for picnics.

March 21, 2014
BANOFEE-PIE

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.

March 20, 2014
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Beef Stew

A hearty one-pot dish that sticks to your ribs. Make it to warm you up on a long winter night.

March 19, 2014
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Martini Caruso

A fresh and minty twist on a classic cocktail.

March 17, 2014
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Beet Risotto

This recipe is so gorgeous looking because of the red beet juice. Almost too gorgeous to eat! Make it extra special with a drizzle of olive oil.

March 6, 2014
Carbonara

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Bacon and eggs the Italian way (on pasta, of course!) is a great simple, delicious dish to throw together on a weeknight.

March 4, 2014
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Gelato Affogato

Espresso is the traditional Italian way to finish a meal. Add a couple of ice cream scoops and make it a dessert!

January 29, 2014
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Cold Cous Cous Salad

In this quick and easy no cook recipe the ingredients do all the work themselves. Eating well looks good on you!

January 29, 2014
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Basic Pizza Dough

I always like to have homemade pizza dough on hand for quick dinners. This recipe is super easy and makes four dough balls.

January 29, 2014
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Pizza Fritta

One of my favourite snack foods, you should try both versions at your next party.

January 29, 2014
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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!

January 29, 2014
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Béchamel Sauce

I know, I know, an Italian boy writing a French recipe ... but béchamel adds the perfect creamy layer to a lasagna or pasta. This simple sauce also pairs well with meat dishes.

January 29, 2014
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Five-Minute Tomato Sauce

My mother's salsa di cinque minute is my go-to for pastas. Don't feel guilty about using canned or jarred products!

January 29, 2014
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