Italian recipes

Italian Brioche Croissants

Italian Brioche Croissants

Italian Brioche Croissants, Torta della Nonna: A Collection of the Best Homemade Italian Sweets by Emiko Davies. Photography © Lauren Bamford.

Italian Brioche Croissants, Torta della Nonna: A Collection of the Best Homemade Italian Sweets by Emiko Davies.

Torta della Nonna brings together the best Italian sweets recipes from Emiko Davies’ books, Florentine, Acquacotta, and Tortellini at Midnight, plus five brand new recipes.

Across eight chapters, this stunning collection features classic well-known recipes, as well as family recipes passed from generation to generation.

Recipes include sweet Italian breakfasts (including Lemon and ricotta cake, Italian brioche croissants, and Little custard and quince jam pies); classic treats from nonna’s oven (Hazelnut cake, Chocolate and amaretti flan, Stuffed peaches); snacks (Rosemary and sultana buns, Sweet breadsticks, Strawberries and wine); biscuits (Red crown biscuits, Almond biscotti, Polenta biscuits); recipes for celebrations (Florentine cake; Honey and nut pastries; Chocolate-filled sponge roll); treats to eat with a spoon (Baked rice pudding; Coffee-laced ricotta; Zuppa Inglese); frozen treats (Milk gelato; Plum sorbet; Gianduia semifreddo); and five essentials any Italian cook needs up their sleeve.
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Asparagus & ricotta agnolotti in brown butter

Asparagus & ricotta agnolotti in brown butter

Asparagus & ricotta agnolotti in brown butter, The Pasta Man: The Art of Making Spectacular Pasta – with 40 Recipes by Mateo Zielonka. Photography by India Hobson.

he Pasta Man: The Art of Making Spectacular Pasta – with 40 RecipesThe Pasta Man, Mateo Zielonka, makes the most spectacular, original pasta you’ve ever seen. Striped, spotted, red, purple, green and black, and every shape imaginable, Mateo’s pasta is prettier than a picture.

Now in The Pasta Man, Mateo reveals for the first time how you too can make his incredible creations. With “how to” sections guiding you through every shape and effect, from spots and stripes (using all-natural colouring), lasagne sheets and pappardelle, ravioli pillows, tortellini and other spectacular filled pastas, he then offers 40 delicious recipes with which to hone your new skills. Illustrated with beautiful photography and clear step-by-step instructions, let yourself be guided by a master and make your own pasta a work of art.

The Pasta Man: The Art of Making Spectacular Pasta – with 40 Recipes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

Tuscan-Style Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella

Tuscan-Style Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella

Tuscan-Style Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella, We Can All Eat That!: Raise healthy, adventurous eaters and help prevent food allergies by Pam Brook. Photography © Alan Benson 2021.

We Can All Eat That!: Raise healthy, adventurous eaters and help prevent food allergies | 95 wholefood recipes for the family that eats together A must for parents of babies and toddlers (four to twenty-four months), We Can All Eat That! gives you everything in one place: a demystified understanding of the latest food allergy research and how changes over the past twenty years in the way we live, shop and eat have led to a food allergy crisis; eighty delicious recipes for the whole family developed in conjunction with leading chefs Sarah Swan and Sam Gowing; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital dietician Dr. Anne Swain’s extensive knowledge of nutrition and the interplay with allergic disease, food reactions and dietary restrictions; and everything you need to know about major food allergies and allergic reactions.

More than simply a book about allergies, the meals and ideas in We Can All Eat That! are created by a cook who takes great satisfaction in creating and sharing delicious, unprocessed food, and whose mission is to spark that joy in others. She does so in this book across nine beautifully photographed chapters: Breakfast; Soups & Salads; Pasta & Rice; Asian & Gentle Curries; Sides & Vegetables; Mains; Cakes, Puddings & Desserts; Dips & Snacks; and Saucy Sauces.

We Can All Eat That!: Raise healthy, adventurous eaters and help prevent food allergies | 95 wholefood recipes for the family that eats together is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Tuna, Bean & Onion Salad

Tuna, Bean & Onion Salad

Tuna, Bean & Onion Salad, Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence by Emiko Davies. Photography by Lauren Bamford.

Florentine: The True Cuisine of FlorenceStroll through the streets of Florence with the 2020 edition of Emiko Davies’ award-winning Florentine. This new format cookbook beautifully packages Emiko’s recipes, photographs and insights, each informed by her experience of Tuscany’s capital over more than a decade. As well, it includes new neighbourhood itineraries—from 24 Hours in Florence, to Day Trips Outside the City Centre, to Best Bistecca and Pastry Shops, to Shopping for Cook’s Tools.

Emiko’s recipes transport readers to the piazzas of Florence. From her torta di mele—a reassuringly nonna-esque apple cake—to ravioli pera e ricotta, mouthwateringly buttery pear and ricotta ravioloni—she shares an enchanting culinary tour of the city. Visit pastry shops bustling with espresso-sippers, hole-in-the-wall wine bars, busy food vans and lunchtime trattorias, and learn how and why the people of Florence remain so proudly attached to their unchanging cuisine.

It’s a cuisine that tells the unique story of its city, dish by dish. From the morning ritual of la pasticceria (the pastry shop) and il forno (the bakery), the tantalizing fresh produce of il mercato (the market) and il maccellaio (the butcher) through to the romance of la trattoria.

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Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey Pizza

Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey Pizza

Double Pepperoni & Spicy Honey Pizza, excerpted from Pizza: History, recipes, stories, people, places, love. By Thom Elliot and James Elliot. Photography by Dave Brown.

Pizza: History, recipes, stories, people, places, love

Everyone loves pizza, right? Saver of parties, empty fridges and hangovers the world over—pizza has come to the rescue of the human race more times than is worth counting. So, if you can’t imagine your world without dough, cheese and tomato, then this is the book for you.

All things pizza are here—from its history and family tree to world-famous pizzerias and even exploration into the pizza variants we love to hate (hamburger crust pizza anyone?). The Pizza Pilgrims, Thom and James Elliot, have spent years researching the best pizza that the world has to offer and producing their own pizzas across 16 restaurants in the UK (and counting).

Alongside pizza maps of their favourite global pizza cities (so you can conduct your very own pizza pilgrimage) the book is also packed with over 30 recipes to make sure you finally delete your local takeaway from speed dial #1. From a New York slice to true Neapolitan pizza made in a frying pan, Pizza offers classic and new creations, including guest chefs’ signature takes, and the Pilgrims’ very own Nutella pizza ring!

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Deep-dish meatball pizza pie

Deep-dish meatball pizza pie

Deep-dish meatball pizza pie, Travels with My Spatula: Recipes & stories from around the world by Tori Haschka. Photography by Isobel Wield.

Travels with my Spatula

If you’ve ever found yourself dreaming about that time you spent sipping Margaritas in Mexico, or when you had to have just one more croquette from the mouth-watering displays of tapas in Spain, you’re not alone.

Tastes, aromas, and the whole foodie experience of a country can stay with you for years, and make you want to pack your bags and relive that moreish moment in time.

Food and travel writer Tori Haschka felt exactly the same every time she travelled, finding herself collecting Post-It notes of memorable dishes she’d eaten and then—when she got home—she’d capture her experiences through recreating recipes.

Split into chapters covering brunch, sweet treats and summer and winter recipes, you can try her slow-cooked ribs from Brooklyn, the perfect pasta dish from Rome, or luscious lentil koshary from Cairo; each recipe is a delicious memory waiting to be brought back to life in her home and yours. Who knows, it may even inspire you to book a flight and take a foodie journey of your own!

Travels with My Spatula: Recipes & stories from around the world is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe Pesto, Fried Salami, and Burst Tomatoes

Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe Pesto, Fried Salami, and Burst Tomatoes

Farfalle with Broccoli Rabe Pesto, Fried Salami, and Burst Tomatoes. Big Love Cooking by Joey Campanaro with Theresa Gambacorta. Photography by Con Poulos.

Big Love CookingFrom Joey Campanaro, the lovable chef and owner of popular Little Owl restaurant in New York City, Big Love Cooking features 75 accessible recipes infused with Mediterranean flavours inspired by Joey’s Italian-American family.

This is simple, authentic food, with generous servings and nourishing, shareable meals.

• Includes stories from the restaurant, historical NYC photographs, and conversational advice
• Dishes include Little Owl Crispy Chicken, Ricotta Cavatelli with Tomato Broth, Bacon, and Fava Beans, and Brioche French Toast with Stewed Strawberries.
• Features warm, inviting photography that emulates the family-style meals

With accessible recipes and familiar ingredients, this cookbook is perfect for big family meals that will please a crowd.
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Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan

Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan, DInner Uncomplicated by Claire Tansey. Photography by Suech and Beck.

Dinner Uncomplicated

It’s 2 p.m. – do you know what you’re making for dinner? That’s the struggle most of us face every day, and the more complicated life gets, the more stressful the simple act of deciding what to feed your family can feel. But if you love food and eating well, you’re more than up for the challenge! And Claire Tansey’s latest book is here to make it easy, fast, delicious and fun.

Dinner, Uncomplicated frees you from the pressure of the evening meal with simple and satisfying recipes for every night of the week: the ones with the luxury of 45 minutes and the ones when the whole family needs to eat right now. These 90 inspired and easy-to-follow recipes are simple to shop for, efficient to prep and quick to clean up, and the dinners they make are flavourful, nourishing and always crowd-pleasing. What’s more, the recipes and techniques in this invaluable book are designed to suit every type of meal planner, whether you like to schedule your week, batch and freeze, fly by the seat of your pants or discover some perfect place of your own in between.

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Caramelized Onion Meatballs and Spaghetti

Caramelized Onion Meatballs and Spaghetti

Caramelized Onion Meatballs and Spaghetti, Posh Pasta by Pip Spence. Photography by Faith Mason.

Posh Pasta by Pip Spence.

Pasta is loved the world over. Whether it’s a pile of saucy spaghetti, a creamy cheesy bake or unctuous buttery parcels, pasta is the go-to dinner choice for millions around the globe—no other food is so versatile, so comforting and so delicious. Fact.

In this latest book in the Posh series, we celebrate the humble bowl of pasta in its many forms and offer amazing new ways to elevate classics, as well as revealing new sure-to-be favourites.

Beginning with clear instructions for basic pasta doughs, followed by recipes on meaty, fishy and veggie pasta, as well as bakes, salads and soups, you’ll have a mouth-watering variety of dishes to choose from every time that pasta craving calls.

From Crispy sausage orecchiette, Spaghetti and meatballs, Crab and saffron linguine, through to Mac and cheese arancini, Hot smoked salmon farfalle salad and Baked aubergine caponata, it’s time to posh-up your pasta!

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Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Pasta

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Pasta

Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil Pasta, Laura Santini’s Pasta Perfect. Photography by Christopher Scholey.

Laura Santini's Pasta PerfectA plate of pasta is one of the most satisfying things in the world—whether coated in a rich tomato-based ragù, doused in a fragrant herb pesto, or smothered in creamy carbonara sauce.

Pasta has many merits: it is inexpensive, quick to make, and works both as an everyday staple or a dinner party showstopper. Laura’s approach is that the heart and soul of each dish is down to the sauce.

The dishes are divided into Quick and Easy with simple stunners such as Pepper and Parmesan and Lemon Artichoke Pesto. Vegetables and Fungi comes next with an umami-rich Wild Mushroom Ragu.

Following this is Fish and Seafood with a simple Salmon Carbonara as well as luxurious affairs like Asparagus and Scallop. In Meat and Poultry are Best-ever Meatballs, Spicy ‘Nduja Sausage. Flip to the Creamy and Cheesy chapter to find earthy Gorgonzola and Walnut and zesty Saffron and Zucchini. (more…)