In Italy sharing food is a way of life.
Everyone has a favourite smell that reminds them of home and mine is the smell of baked bread.
In my family, we always start with antipasti & bruschetta (pronounced Brus-ketta, everyone!) I absolutely love this part of the meal; the sharing of good food with friends & family creates such a relaxed atmosphere.
I can talk about pasta all day long. It's definitely the one thing I'd be happy to eat every day for the rest of my life. There are so many different pasta shapes & of course, sauces to accompany them.
I'm sure my mother must have weaned us on pizza - I don’t ever remember life without it!
When making salads we always use the freshest possible ingredients.
As well as loving all kinds of meat, I can't remember a time when I didn’t enjoy fish at least once a week. As you know, I'm from the south of Italy, where seafood is so fresh and abundant that many people eat it daily.
I find that carefully chosen side dishes really enhance the meal & can be every bit as good as the dish taking centre stage.
My family love desserts, so I have chosen some of our current & long standing favourites…. Enjoy!