Italian Cuisine

Italian cuisine is part of the healthy Mediterranean diet and goes beyond the well-known pasta, pizza and risotto dishes. Let these recipes and foods take you on a culinary tour to Italy, filled with fresh ingredients, delicious flavours and vibrant colours. 

Experience homemade Italian cuisine around your own kitchen table and share it with family and friends. 

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Pasta alla peperonata recipe

Pasta alla peperonata recipe

Italian pasta peperonata combines pasta with a rich sauce featuring sweet bell peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes. This rustic Italian pasta recipe is made with a handful of pantry friendly ingredients, perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or lazy weekend meal....

33 Interesting facts about Italian food

33 Interesting facts about Italian food

Italian food is well known all over the world and for many people it is their favourite Italian cultural experience. But Italian cuisine is so much more than the famous iconic dishes like pasta, pizza and risotto. So, if you are planning a trip to Italy and would like...

Fig and ricotta tartlets with puff pastry

Fig and ricotta tartlets with puff pastry

These fig and ricotta puff pastry tartlets combine sweet, savoury and creamy elements into a delicious, versatile and elegant appetizer. Easy and simple to make, with a fancy appearance and luxurious taste, these fig bites are a crowd pleaser that will certainly...

Grilled Italian flat green beans

Grilled Italian flat green beans

This grilled Italian flat green beans recipe is simple yet bursting with flavour. Blanched Italian green beans are tossed with olive oil and grilled to perfection until crisp on the outside but still tender and juicy on the inside. Deliciously sweet with a mild nutty...

Creamy butternut squash pasta with sage

Creamy butternut squash pasta with sage

This creamy butternut squash pasta with sage combines a delightful blend of flavours into a hearty bowl of comfort food. Al dente cooked pasta is smothered in a delicious sauce made from butternut squash, garlic, onions, cream, fresh sage and earthy nutmeg. An...

Marinated mozzarella balls

Marinated mozzarella balls

Marinated mozzarella balls are a quick and easy Italian appetizer made with pure ingredients. Combined with fresh Italian herbs and spices, mild flavored mozzarella cheese balls or bocconcini are infused in an olive oil based marinade resulting in a delicious...

Peperonata – Italian stewed peppers

Peperonata – Italian stewed peppers

Peperonata is a vibrant Italian dish made with colourful bell peppers, slowly simmered to perfection along with onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs. Even though it is made with just a few simple ingredients, this rustic Italian pepper stew is a fragrant dish bursting...

Strawberry tomato burrata salad

Strawberry tomato burrata salad

This strawberry tomato burrata salad recipe is a twist on the classic Italian Caprese salad. Loaded with juicy strawberries, sweet tomatoes and creamy burrata which are then topped off with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil and a delicious balsamic...

Strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze

Strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze

Simple yet delicious is the best way to describe this strawberry bruschetta with balsamic glaze. It only takes 10 minutes and a handful of fresh ingredients to put this elegant appetizer on the table. The combination of sweet and juicy strawberries, velvety cream...

Homemade balsamic glaze recipe

Homemade balsamic glaze recipe

This sweet and tangy homemade balsamic glaze is super easy to make with only two ingredients, one of which is optional. With its thick syrup-like consistency and intense aroma, balsamic glaze is perfect to drizzle over a whole range of different dishes in order to...

Persimmon Caprese salad

Persimmon Caprese salad

This persimmon Caprese salad is a vibrant and delicious fall salad recipe. Slices of sweet persimmon are added to a tomato, mozzarella and basil salad, giving this traditional Italian insalate Caprese a distinctive autumn twist. What are persimmons? These beautifully...

Chicken saltimbocca with sage and prosciutto

Chicken saltimbocca with sage and prosciutto

This chicken saltimbocca recipe features pan-seared chicken with sage wrapped in prosciutto. It is then cooked to perfection in a delicious white wine sauce with a hint of lemon. An easy and delicious dinner recipe that comes together in under 30 minutes. It is...

Caprese salad with burrata cheese

Caprese salad with burrata cheese

This Caprese salad with burrata and arugula puts Italy on a plate by combining delicious Italian ingredients. The ripe and juicy tomatoes give this dish its sweetness, the peppery arugula its tanginess, while the fresh basil leaves provide colour and aroma and the...

Gorgonzola and pear salad with pecans

Gorgonzola and pear salad with pecans

This gorgonzola and pear salad combines crispy Romaine lettuce with peppery arugula, creamy gorgonzola cheese, sweet pear and pecans. The flavours of this sweet and savoury salad are balanced with a honey mustard dressing. At first glance, it looks like this salad has...

Warm blue cheese and fig bruschetta

Warm blue cheese and fig bruschetta

Creamy blue cheese combined with sweet fresh figs makes this bruschetta a scrumptious appetizer at a dinner party, a picnic, as part of a cheese board or even as a simple yet delicious light meal all on its own. Fresh figs have something unique. The cone shaped fruit...

Fennel soup with zucchini and star anise

Fennel soup with zucchini and star anise

Fennel soup with zucchini is a delightful and aromatic dish that combines the earthy flavors of fennel with the subtle taste of zucchini. The distinctive anise notes from the star anise offers this soup a harmonious blend of ingredients. Fennel together with zucchini...

Roasted chestnut and rocket pesto sauce

Roasted chestnut and rocket pesto sauce

This roasted chestnut and rocket pesto provides an interesting pungent twist and is a cheaper alternative to the traditional pesto Genovese. Pesto is such a versatile sauce which can be used in so many recipes. Most people will know the traditional version, 'pesto...

Oven roasted fennel and carrots

Oven roasted fennel and carrots

With perfectly balanced flavors, oven roasted fennel and carrots make a great side dish for a large range of meals. This roasted fennel recipe is really easy to make and very tasty. Because of their various aromatics, roasting the fennel, carrots and onions in the...

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