We'd defy anyone to say they don't like Italian food! Delia's recipes cover everything from a dazzling array of pasta dishes through to pizza and such classics as Veal Milanese, Beef in Barolo and Chicken Cacciatora, a recipe that's become a firm favourite at Delia Online.
Known in Italy as affogato, this dessert combines home-made ice cream with hot espresso, allowing the ice cream to melt into it. Serve it with Delia's shortbread.
With its lovely delicate green colour, this ice cream really sums up summer and is an Italian classic that is elegant enough to serve as a dinner-party dessert, particularly if your meal has an Italian or Mediterranean theme.
This demands the reddest, ripest tomatoes, so is a good one for autumn eating - and even winter, as long as you can find tomatoes with plenty of flavour. One of the most popular recipes on the site, and it's easy to see why!
Good news for those who prefer not to eat veal: although this Italian classic should be made with veal, Delia has found that it works just as well with pork escalopes. Enjoy!
The addition of Marsala makes this quick and easy Italian classic special enough for entertaining.
Bottle summer vegetables for a taste of summer in the depths of winter. These lovely Italian-style pickles are superb with a plate of charcuterie or cheeses and good bread.
Aubergines, tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies and basil combine in this celebration of Italian ingredients. Eat it in late summer when aubergines and tomatoes are at their seaonal best.
This is a great pasta dish for dieters as there's very little fat involved... and you won't have to sprinkle lots of cheese on it either as the flavours are pronounced enough without it.
Marsala has a wonderful depth when cooked with fruit or, indeed, any other ingredient. Serve this luscious dessert with rice pudding and other creamy puddings - or simply on its own.
Home-made pizzas are in a league of their own and the joy of them is that you can add whatever toppings you like, depending on what you have to hand or what you fancy. A truly versatile supper dish.
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