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.
Make zabaglione then take it a stage further with this divine taste of Italy including Marsala and crushed amaretti biscuits. A rich but indulgent dessert.
Who says risotto has to be stirred? Well, yes, if it's a classic one, but this tastes every bit as good and is just left to its own devices on the hob. Brilliant with braised meat dishes and casseroles.
A more English take on ossobuco (using beef instead of veal) this sumptuous recipe also includes a very useful recipe for cheat's risotto Milanese, allowing you to rustle up a quick accompaniment to this slow-cooked casserole.
Cooking meat in wine adds flavour and prevents it from drying out, which is why this recipe is such a failsafe when entertaining. The Parmesan mashed potatoes are a wonderful accompaniment and keep the Italian vibe going.
A summer pasta dish if ever there was one, this recipe combines peas and beans with a rich cream sauce. If you've got vegetarians to feed, this is perfect…
This tomato mousse is the most refreshing, colourful and summery dish imaginable - and you can make it in minutes for a hassle-free lunch or supper.
It may look as if this Italian classic took hours to make, but in fact you just assemble a few ingredients in a loaf tin and there you have it - a lovely dessert that will earn you plenty of compliments.
Slow-cooked shin of veal with tomatoes and wine: a true taste of Italy. Gremolata - garlic, parsley and lemon zest - sprinkled over at the end makes it even better. Serve with rice, preferably risotto.
This unusual Italian cake freezes really well and makes a nice change from the more obvious teatime offerings: polenta gives the cake a grainy texture while the ricotta and amaretto to add moisture and an alcoholic kick!
This very quick supper dish for two (or starter for four) has the luxurious addition of smoked salmon and a very moreish wine and creme fraiche sauce. Sure to become a favourite!
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