Spaghetti alle Vongole al Cartoccio

Spaghetti alle Vongole al Cartoccio Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! Spaghetti alle vongole is the classic Italian clam dish. Vongole means ‘clam’ in Italian and I use the small South Australian vongole that are closest to Italy’s vongole veraci, but you can use any clams […]

Bottarga & Lemon Pappardelle

Bottarga & Lemon Pappardelle Like bottarga?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of Sardinia! I love pasta! I also love lemon and bottarga, so I created this simple recipe combining all three. It’s inspired by my friend and co-author, Giovanni Pilu who introduced me to the joys of bottarga along with many […]

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana Like ‘nduja?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! I love tomato, cheese and all things quick and easy, so I’m not sure why it took me so long to try my hand at bucatini all’Amatriciana, one of Italy’s classic pasta dishes. Perhaps it’s because guanciale (cured pork […]

Fettuccine Bolognese

Fettuccine Bolognese Join my Small Group Food & Wine Tours of Bologna https://youtu.be/MNEYP5H1Ia0 Slow-cooked meat sauces, called ragùs, are made all over Italy, though the best known comes from Bologna in Emilia-Romagna and is the ancestor of Australia’s beloved ‘spag bol’. Not that it would ever be served with dried spaghetti in Emilia-Romagna where fresh […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! Spaghetti carbonara is a simple Roman pasta with a sauce made creamy by combining egg yolks and hard cheese – it doesn’t contain cream, despite the profusion of recipes using it. The origin of the name is a […]

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! Cacio e pepe, cheese and pepper – one of the simplest pasta sauces, this Roman classic can also be one of the trickiest to get just right. The idea is to emulsify the cheese with the […]

Mushroom Pappardelle

Mushroom Pappardelle Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of northern Italy! I love mushrooms. ‘Meat for vegetarians’ one advertising campaign called them, and I’d suggest that this super quick mushroom pappardelle is so tasty that even die-hard carnivores won’t miss the meat. In autumn, when wild mushrooms appear in […]

Tagliatelle with Pesto

Pesto Tagliatelle Like pesto?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of the Italian Riviera! How often do you buy a bunch of basil, use a dozen leaves or so in a sauce or salad then wonder what to do with the rest? The answer’s easy, pesto, the famous bright green sauce of […]

Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! The simplest recipes are often the favourites, the ones with the most views on this website are croque monsieur (a.k.a. toasted ham & cheese sandwich) and affogato (ice cream ‘drowned’ in coffee and liqueur), hardly […]

Fettuccine with Black Truffle

Fettuccine with Black Truffle Like Fettuccine?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of northern Italy! For many of us, one of the highlights of winter is truffles. But it wasn’t always so in Australia. On 18 June 1999 Duncan Garvey harvested Australia’s first Perigord black truffle in Tasmania. Since then truffles have […]

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