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The Food of Italy

All you need to know about Italian food.

06 May 2010

What's better than a great Italian meal? We've got the low-down on all your favourites and more, so get your friends together and have an Italian inspired feast.

Regional food of Italy
-  Stock up on your regional knowledge and see what local dishes entice you.


Pasta con le sarde - A seafood pasta.

Miele e ricotta - Honey and wine bake.

Calamari ripieni in teglia -  Stuffed squid.

Cheese focaccia - A savoury treat.

Basic ligurian focaccia - A real heartwarmer.

Easy Zucotto - A wonderous chilled delight.

Boozy frozen zucotto - Decadant and sweet.

Bavette with pancetta and pecorino sardo - Lip-smackingly spicy and delicious.

Zabaglione - Pour into wine glasses and serve with Savoiardi biscuits.

Lasagna - Nothing will ever taste as nice once you've had a bite out of this.

Panna cotta - A chilling dessert dish

Risotto alla Milanese - Saffron threads give a gorgeous deep golden colour to this dish.

Osso buccho alla milanese - Rich in heart, taste and flavour.

Panforte sienese - A crunchy boost to sweeten your day.

Gnocchi con la ricotta - What dreams are made of.
Carpaccio - Succulent fillet with artichokes.

Polenta al burro - Buttered polenta

Spaghetti alla carbonara - Game.set.match

Bollito misto - All kinds of boiled meat ranging from beef to veal to pork.

Sardinian seafood salad - An exotic selection to satisfy one's sea food cravings.

Maccheroncelli o penne arrabbiati - Italian Mac 'n cheese with fresh tomatoes and Pancetta.

Mozzarella in carrozza - The Italians know best when it comes to comfort food.


Bagnet ross - A tomato sauce or dip.

Bagnet vert - A delicious parsley, garlic and anchovy sauce or dip.

Salsa del povrom - A sauce made from plenty of onions and red wine.


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