Fried Mustard Pomfret

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

April 9, 2014

Sookha Aloo

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

April 8, 2014

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

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

Carrot Halwa

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

April 3, 2014

Laal Maas

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

March 28, 2014

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

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

Carciofi Fritti

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

March 21, 2014

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
beef stew

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

Martini Caruso

A fresh and minty twist on a classic cocktail.

March 17, 2014

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

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
gelato affogato

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


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

January 29, 2014
cold cous cous

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
basic pizza dough

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
pizza fritta

Pizza Fritta

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

January 29, 2014

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

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.

January 29, 2014

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

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

Bolognese Sauce

This classic Italian sauce is a rich, meat-based ragù that's perfect for your pastas and adds a nice meaty layer to your lasagna.

January 29, 2014

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.

January 29, 2014
spaghetti alla puttanesca

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.

January 28, 2014

Pizza Margherita

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

January 28, 2014


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

January 28, 2014

Caprese Salad

This classic salad is the perfect example of a dish that let's all the ingredients do the talking.

January 28, 2014
butternut squash soup

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash is one of my favourite vegetables, and it doesn't take much to make it into an incredibly satisfying, comforting soup.

January 28, 2014

Chickpea Soup

The flavourful combination of chickpeas, onions and rosemary makes for a delicious and comforting soup.

January 28, 2014

Mussels alla My Way

My father's recipe for steamed mussels is simple, flavourful and fresh.

January 28, 2014
tomato lentil soup

Lentil & Tomato Soup

A beautiful, healthy soup made using pantry staples.

January 28, 2014

Potato Cake

I love potatoes, and this dish is no exception. Bake it on a Sunday morning and leave it on the stove to sample throughout the day!

January 28, 2014

Caramelized Fennel

Fennel incredibly easy to prepare and has a wonderful, unusual, slightly licorice flavor. Slow-roasted in the oven is one of my favourite ways to prepare it.

January 28, 2014

Involtini di Bresaola

Serve these salty, savoury snacks as an appetizer at your next dinner party.

January 28, 2014
drdolcevita_sausage stracchino cheese crostini

Sausage & Stracchino Crostini

Who doesn't love a good crostini? These sausage and cheese ones are especially sinful.

January 28, 2014

Lentils con Prosciutto

A quick-and-easy comforting dish you can make at the last minute with pantry staples.

January 28, 2014

Pizza Pasta

Leftover spaghetti never tasted so good!

January 28, 2014

Calzone with Mascarpone and Nutella

I'll take any excuse to crack open a jar of Nutella! This easy dessert pizza is just as good a reason as any.

January 28, 2014

Tiramisu al Vin Santo

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

January 28, 2014

Italian Spritz

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

January 28, 2014


This quintessential Italian lemon liqueur is so citrusy and refreshing. Once you get the hang of the recipe, you can make yours as sweet or as strong as you like.

January 28, 2014


In Milan they drink the Negroni Sblagliato, which means Negroni with a mistake. They use prosecco instead of gin. The drink isn’t as strong as the classic Negroni, but just as tasty.

January 28, 2014

Lemon Chicken

Bite-size chicken nuggets with a lemony twist. Yes, please!

January 28, 2014
potato croquette

Potato Croquette

Crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, these potato croquettes explode with flavour. Perfect for impressing guests or just treating yourself.

January 24, 2014