Insalata Caprese

Insalata Caprese Insalata Caprese is a classic Italian mozzarella and tomato salad from the Isle of Capri in the Bay of Naples. Indian water buffalo were introduced to the swampy plains near Naples as draft animals around the 6th or 7th century, and today this area is famous for one of Italy’s most delicious […]

Bruschetta Caprese

Bruschetta Caprese It’s good to eat with the seasons, but occasionally I want a touch of summer year-round – that’s when I call on a few of my favourite things and create this delicious bruschetta Caprese. Windy Hills Farm pots of living basil are the perfect way to use this summer herb year-round, Vannella’s small buffalo […]

Vegetarian Lasagne

Vegetarian Lasagne I love this vegetarian twist on a classic lasagne, full of spring greens. It’s a bit messy to make, but delicious to eat; the ricotta mixture is much thicker than the béchamel sauce used in a traditional lasagne, so don’t worry that it doesn’t form a perfectly smooth layer – it all evens […]

Vegetarian Antipasto Platter

Vegetarian Antipasto For many years I worked right up to 24 December, but still looked forward to a relaxed Christmas Day with family and friends around our table. Remember it doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious or impressive. Inspired by travels around the Mediterranean, I like to keep things super simple with platters […]

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant Parmigiana Eat Eggplant Parmigiana with me in Parma on a Small Group Food & Wine Tour Despite the name, which suggests a connection with the northern Italian town of Parma, Eggplant Parmigiana is typically southern Italian. It’s traditional to Naples and the surrounding countryside, which is famous for the delicate fresh mozzarella made from […]

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! This deliciously simple dish is so easy even a child can make it (see video below). It’s named for the town of Sorrento on Italy’s Amalfi coast and I first ate it at Trattoria Da Ciccio. This […]

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