Secrets To Making Perfect Italian Risotto By Italian Chef Marta Grassi

Commander of her 1-Michelin Star restaurant, Italian Chef Marta Grassi has the tips to making stellar Italian risotto.

Rotolo di Pasta Biscotto with Love from Chef Paola Naggi, Novara, Italy

Restaurant Impero in Sizzano is a place you wish you could stumble on A family-run…

Lemon Tart by Chef Fernando Tommaso Forino of La Bottega

Michelin starred La Bottega in Geneva has long been a must-visit amongst foodies. Having been…

Wine Pairing: Chianti Superiore and Tuscan Stew

Chianti Superiore is an amazing Italian wine, an excellent classic to pair with cheese, cured meats, and traditional Italian recipes, liked braised Tuscan stew.

Fried Sandwich: Italian Mozzarella in Carrozza

This Italian mozzarella carrozza is a delicious sandwich dipped in batter and fried to crispy, cheesy perfection.

Tuscany Vacations: Arancello and Limoncello

Arancello, an orange liqueur, is the best way to say “alla salute!” when you’re in Tuscany. Learn how to make this and limoncello.

Lasagna Bread: Scaccia Ragusana

Hailing from Sicily, this lasagna bread, also known as Scaccia Ragusana, is layered with sauce, cheese, herbs and even eggplant. We’re in love with it and you will be too.

Nduja Carbonara Pasta

Take your next carbonara pasta up a notch with nduja, a soft, spicy spreadable Italian salami.

Cooking on the rooftops of Florence: caramelized tomatoes!

Cooking on the rooftops of Florence? Done! When Mary Lynne wrote me an email asking…

How to Make Gluten Free Pici Pasta

Great handmade, gluten free pasta is possible! Check out this recipe for Tuscan pici pasta.

Italian Happy Hour: Cabernet Sauvignon and Prosciutto Bruschetta with Triple Cream Brie and Fig Jam

Take your next party appetizer or casual happy hour at home to Italy. Serve an Italian Cabernet Sauvignon with prosciutto bruschetta topped with triple cream brie and fig jam.

Tuscany Cooking: Pork with Milk Sauce

Learn how to cooking a classic Tuscan dish, pork in milk sauce.

Italian Fried Spinach and Cheese Croquettes

These fried spinach and cheese croquettes are a delicious variation of the traditional Italian gnudi recipe. They’re breaded and deep-fried and perfect for a party or game day.

Sicilian Sardine Pasta

Sardine pasta is a traditional Sicilian delicacy, and, as usual for many Italian recipes, is the protagonist of a legend and a historical fact. The ingredients of this dish are typical of Sicily but also inspired by the foreign occupations of the island into the centuries. Learn the history of the dish.

Italian Struffoli

Struffoli are delicious hazelnut-sized fried balls of dough spruced up with orange and lemon zest. They’re a favorite Italian Christmas dessert.

Orzo Chicken Soup

It just takes twenty minutes and six ingredients to make this creamy orzo chicken soup, also known as Avgolemono. It’s perfect on a cold day or when you’re feeling under the weather.

Salmoriglio Tuna

The classic souther Italian condiment of lemon juice and oregano, called Salmoriglio, is made directly in the pan and served with the simply seared tuna. Easy and quick!

Eggplant Muffuletta Sandwich on the Grill

Throw your eggplant on the grill and you’re in for a real treat of a vegetarian muffuletta sandwich stacked high with pesto, olive tapenade, fresh mozzarella and more.

Jaw-Dropping Paleo Tuna Salad

Dig into this favorite tuna salad that is paleo and safe for most sensitive diets.

Pancetta and Roasted Bell Pepper Pasta

The smokey, sweet taste of roasted bell peppers pairs perfectly with salty pancetta, Pecorino Romano and fresh sweet basil. A favorite weeknight pasta.

Traditional Spaghetti alla Puttanesca

Master this traditional Italian puttanesca pasta. It’s easy, flavorful and perfect for a homemade dinner on a busy night.

Panzanella – Tuscan Bread Salad

Panzanella is rooted historically in the necessity to brighten unsalted breads, but the tradition continues as the salad has become a popular summer lunch.

Pizza Margherita

Make one of the most representative dishes of Italian cuisine that crosses the lines in history between myth and reality.

Sformatino di Ricotta with Black Truffle Sauce

Sformato is a soufflé dish, made from various ingredients – vegetables, cheese, bread crumbs – held together with a béchamel or egg.

Scarpinocc with Taleggio Cooked in Butter

There’s something special about making pasta by hand. It truly is a labor of love.

Gnocchi di Ricotta

Ricotta gnocchi are some of the simplest to make, requiring only a quality ricotta cheese. Try a simple brown butter or truffle oil sauce to accompany them.

Vegan Pistachio Cookies

Rich in flavor, but without eggs or butter, these Sicilian vegan pistachio cookies are rustically beautiful and perfect dipped into coffee or tea.

How to Make Perfectly Simple Tomato Sauce with Pasta and Parmigiano

Simple tomato sauce may sound boring, but it is a par for to measure skill. The trick is to have the right variety or combination of varieties of tomatoes.

Risotto with Asparagus and Ramps

When one thinks of Italian food it is often of pasta, but don’t forget risotto. Risotto is versatile to use to welcome many flavors and produce, like ramps.

Pizza Tips from an Italian Chef

Many customers during our Cooking at Home dinners or Cookery Lessons at holiday home (in…

Creamy Asparagus Risotto

While they’re in season, let’s eat all the asparagus we can, starting with this creamy asparagus risotto.

Honey and Lemon Torta

Try a honey and lemon torta with a local dessert wine for an Italian meal conclusion.

Pasta e Fagioli: Pasta and Bean Soup

Dive into a comforting bowl of this classic Italian pasta e fagioli that is hearty enough on its own, without any meat.

Pastiera Napoletana

A delicious Easter pie prepared with Italian pie dough filled with cooked wheat kernels, ricotta cheese, candied fruits, eggs and sugar.

Malloreddus Pasta with Basil Pesto

Legend says, pesto was created out of boredom from a plain pasta. This recipe is far from boring and brings delicious basil flavor to the Sardinian gnocchi.

A Guide to Italian Easter Bread

Classic Italian Easter bread is a favorite braided breads, thanks to its creative use of colorful eggs between woven layers of dough.

Pasta alla Norma in Catania: Red as the Lava, Green as a Pistachio

A seaport on the east coast of Sicily, Catania is a world of lava, rich pistachios, and delicious pasta.

Italian Specialty: Goat Cheese Truffles

Enhance the flavors of soft goat cheese and traditional Italian nuts when they are combined for this decadent appetizer.

Risotto al Tarassaco – Risotto with Dandelion Greens

A recipe for simple Risotto al Tarassaco, flavored with fresh spring onions. Add yellow dandelion flowers and bitter greens to round out the creamy dish.

Artichoke and Radicchio Salad

Let artichokes, fennel, radicchio, and walnuts of this Italian salad bring your world to life on a dark winter day.

Schiacciata: Savory Italian Pie with Broccoli and Fontina

A savory vegetable pie nestled into a yeast-risen crust and topped with a Sicilian-style cheese.

Southern Italy: Puttanesca Pasta

Even with a risqué background, puttanesca has a delicious history and a fun future when made from the ancient Italian grain, farro.

Feast of Italian Flavors: Panzanella

Create the traditional Tuscan dish of Italian flavors. Despite being considered a dish for the poor, using quality tomatoes, olives, and mozzarella is key.

Grilled Chicken Sun Dried Tomato and Basil Pesto Pizza

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? Even better if it’s a grilled pizza topped with all this amazing gooey goodness.

Vegan and Gluten Free Carrot Gnocchi

This carrot gnocchi recipe is a blissed-out, orange-hued, vegan, and gluten-free take on the classic.

Sweet Tramezzini

Serve these Italian tramezzini sandwiches as a sweet snack for a good serving of fruit.

Paccheri Pasta with Artichokes, Shrimp and Pancetta

This dish is worth trying with fresh artichokes.

Dark Chocolate Cups with Amaretti Cookies

In only a few minutes, you can make a delicious, refined dessert. The crunchy Amaretti cookies goes perfectly with dark chocolate ganache and fresh cream.

Trota su Letto di Spinaci: Grilled Trout with Spinach

Northeastern Italy is brimming with freshwater lakes and delicious trout. Take a bite out of the local cuisine with a simple fish recipe.

Italian Baking: Fig Cake

Suitable for a sweet winter snack, this Italian favorite with dried figs and nuts is soft and great with wine or a glass of milk.

Italians and Coffee: Happiness in A Bean and Cocoa Coffee Cookies

Italian coffee is iconic. Here is thorough guide of what to order and where. Be sure to enjoy your morning cup with the delicious cocoa coffee cookies.

Tortelloni with Spinach and Ricotta

An iconic dish from the Bologna area, it is a pasta that is made from scratch with plenty of love to impress your eaters.

Baked Mushroom Sausage and Fontina Pasta

Make it Italian night with this quick and easy dinner idea for the whole family on a cold evening.

Three Cheese Linguine Baked Pie

This linguine baked pie comes right out of the oven crispy on top, oozing with cheese on the inside, and worthy of swirling around your fork.

Italian Lemon Cookies

These cookies are a staple simple dessert in Southern Italy. A fresh and delicate taste, made even lighter by rice flour.

Classic Pasta e Fagioli

Simple, affordable, but still hearty, this rustic Italian dish is an ideal vegetarian meal with plenty of protein.

Italian Rosemary and Olive Oil Bread

According to history, Luciano Pancaldo, a baker from Ferrara, a town in the north of Italy developed this bread inspired by the bread recipe for D’Este family, the rulers of Ferrara. Their bread was full of rosemary and had light crumb and golden crust, decorated with salt which resembles diamonds.

Fennel Salad with Sicilian Pistachios and Sesame Seeds

It’s hard to think of salads in the cooler months that use seasonal produce and are still refreshing. This Italian-inspired side made with fennel, sesame seeds, pistachios and Parmigiano Reggiano is a great way to get your winter vegetables.

Palermo’s Breadcrumb Pasta with Anchovies

This recipe is a version of the famous classic Sicilian dish “Pasta with sardines” from Palermo concocted to make the peasant’s sardine more exciting.

Amalfi Mini Lemon Cakes

This moist and fragrant recipe is a tribute to the Amalfi Coast, full of colors and scents. A unique place where everyone feels at home.