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.
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best: this one is also brilliant if you're eating cheaply as the ingredients are all very economical and you'll probably have them in the storecupboard already.
Fruit, cheese and the sweet-sour dressing of honey and vinegar makes this an absolutely unbeatable first course that couldn't be easier to put together.
There isn't a classic recipe for tiramisu as such, as there are many varying versions both in Italy and around the world, but the following one is, I think, the nicest I've come across. For lovers of strong coffee, dark chocolate and the rich creamin
The rich, dark flavour of Marsala combined with fragrant pear juices is a quite stunning combination. But this recipe can also be made with red wine or strong dry cider – each version has its own particular charm. When you shop for the pears, looks a
Every year I grow enough basil leaves to see me through the summer and, most importantly, to make at least one home-made pesto sauce. A lot of precious leaves are needed to make up 2 oz (50 g), but it really is worth it...
Bruschetta is a very special type of toasted bread, pronounced 'brusketta'. When I first tasted the real thing in Tuscany, it was one of the most memorable eating experiences of my life. Italian country bread is toasted on both sides over hot, fragra
This recipe is delightfully different and makes a complete meal for two to three people with perhaps a simple green salad with a lemony dressing as an accompaniment. Chunks of skinless cod fillet are good in this, but any firm, thick white fish could
Four pieces of any white fish can be used for this dish, though my own personal choice is cod steaks on the bone.
Puttanesca has always been one of my favourite pasta sauces – strong and gutsy, with lots of flavour – then one inspired day I decided to try it on a pizza base instead. The result is brilliant, with the added charm of pools of Mozzarella and crusty
If you like lots of gutsy flavour in food, you'll like this recipe, which should be made with the very best olive oil and served with lots of fresh Parmesan.
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