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Risotto with radicchio

RISOTTO WITH RADICCHIO

RADICCHIO & GORGONZOLA RISOTTO RECIPE:
Radicchio risotto is an absolute explosion of creaminess thanks to the combination of butter, gorgonzola and pecorino cheese, not to mention the magic of starch! Try this unique dish with an ingredient which will definitely surprise you.

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sicilian arancini recipe

SICILIAN ARANCINI

Sicilian Arancini Recipe
This Sicilian Arancini recipe is traditional, authentic and gooey-licious! These crispy, golden balls are filled with al dente rice, tender ground beef, fresh basil and the most aromatic flavours..not to mention divine, melted cheese! They are then coated in fresh breadcrumbs, deep fried and MUST BE EATEN HOT.
Arancini are arguably one of the most famous Italian savoury delights that exist, and I cannot get enough. In Sicily the fillings will amaze you – do you have a favourite?

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Lamb shanks vincenzosplate

SLOW COOKED LAMB SHANKS

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks
Slow-cooked lamb shanks are succulent, flavorsome and literally fall-off the bone. Smothered in tomato sauce which simmers away for hours, this recipe uses fragrant herbs which infuse the shanks and when cooked with time they become so moist and tender the whole family will devour them.
Don’t be overwhelmed by how long they take to cook as there is very little work to do – you just need quality ingredients and patience! Recreate these heavenly slow cooked lamb shanks at home and understand with every single bite why this is my 1 year old son Sebastian’s absolute favourite dish!

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gnocchi cacio e pepe

GNOCCHI CACIO E PEPE

Gnocchi Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe means cheese and pepper, and most of you already know that’s all it takes to make the creamiest sauce you’ve ever tasted. But here, I’ve defied tradition a by mixing this decadent cream with… gnocchi! This dish is inspired by Sam the Cooking Guy’s video – I watched it and couldn’t resist. In my version, we’ll be making everything from scratch to keep Nonna happy.

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pastiera napoletana

PASTIERA NAPOLETANA

Pastiera Napoletana is a festive cake traditionally made at Easter time, but it can really be enjoyed all year around!

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how to make carbonara

SPAGHETTI ALLA CARBONARA

Spaghetti alla carbonara is a traditional Italian recipe and every time you make this dish, it gets better and better. Crispy, tender in the middle, guanciale is mixed with spaghetti and a homemade peppery, pecorino-filled carbonara sauce. My original recipe has become very popular across the globe as we try to set the record straight: NO CREAM! This spaghetti alla carbonara is my 2021 version.
Try my version of this authentic Roman dish; I’m already hungry just thinking about it!

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alfredo recipe

MUSHROOM ALFREDO PASTA

Mushroom Alfredo pasta? You will not go back to the classic Alfredo recipe after trying this re-imagined version which combines hearty porcini mushrooms with freshly grated truffle. Is your mouth watering yet? Once you mix through salty parmigiano cheese, this dish will hit new heights and you’ll be transported directly to Italy.

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braised beef

BRAISED BEEF RECIPE

Italian braised beef is a classic dish that simply melts in your mouth. Unfortunately, it’s not as popular as it once was, but it certainly deserves a comeback as it’s DELICIOUS! Make this surprisingly creamy and flavorful braised beef on a Sunday for a traditional Italian meal. This hearty main meal is tasty, flavorful, and the beef is so tender, it will fall apart at the slightest touch of a fork. This recipe may take a few hours to cook, but it is definitely ALWAYS worth the wait!

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pumpkin gnocchi like an italian

PUMPKIN GNOCCHI RECIPE 

Pumpkin Gnocchi Recipe:
Gnocchi are a staple in Italian kitchens but while potato gnocchi are the most well-known, they’re not the only ingredient you can use to make gnocchi! This seasonal gnocchi recipe uses roasted pumpkin to create gnocchi infused with Pecorino Romano cheese that are smothered in a creamy burnt butter and sage sauce.
Before everyone tells me this isn’t traditional, hear this: before potatoes became popular in Italian cuisine and pasta in the 1600s, pumpkins were often used to create gnocchi topped with breadcrumbs and covered with grated fontina cheese…UMMM, YUM! Enjoy my version, I know Ill be making pumpkin gnocchi next time I see Nonna.

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neapolitan pizza dough with biga

NEAPOLITAN PIZZA DOUGH with BIGA

Neapolitan pizza dough with biga will give you a more light, soft dough full of flavour. Learning the technique of creating biga is like an art and your hands are your best tools!

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