‘Nduja Strozzapreti

‘Nduja Strozzapreti Like ‘nduja?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! This very versatile recipe is built around Calabria’s fiery, spreadable salami called ‘nduja (see FAQ below); it’s available from most delis and my favourite is from Salumi Australia. I’ve made this dish without the chicory (just eggs) and without […]

Zucchini Carbonara

Zucchini Carbonara Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! Carbonara sauce traditionally contains guanciale (cured pork cheek), but I had a delicious vegetarian version with zucchini at Fratelli Paradiso in Potts Point, and couldn’t resist trying to recreate it at home. You need female zucchini flowers for […]

Truffled Macaroni Cheese

Truffled Macaroni Cheese For many food lovers, fresh black truffles are the highlight of winter. I developed this recipe using white Italian truffles from Alba (during their short mid-October to mid-December season), but it works just as well with black truffles. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled and is also a great side […]

Pasta alla Puttanesca

Pasta alla Puttanesca Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! “Puttana” is the Italian word for prostitute and I love the apocryphal story of how Neapolitan pasta alla puttanesca was named. Most respectable Italian women used to (and some indeed still do) shop for fresh ingredients every […]

Orecchiette Broccoli Anchovies & Chilli

Orecchiette, Broccoli & Anchovies Like this recipe?You’ll love my online Italian cooking class featuring the food of southern Italy! This classic dish of orecchiette, broccoli & anchovies hails from Puglia and is also popular in neighbouring Basilicata. It highlights one of the many reasons to love pasta – it’s literally on the table in less […]

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