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.
If you're put off making risotto because of all that stirring, help is at hand: this lovely oven-baked combination of rice, leeks and pancetta sits happily in the oven and is just as good as the classic version.
The Americans invented meatballs to go with spaghetti, and there are lots of ground rules, but the main criteria for any meatball is that it should have a kind of melt-in-the-mouth lightness and not be heavy and bouncy. These, I think, are just right
The triumvirate of salty Gorgonzola cheese and pancetta, plus the texture of wilted rocket all work together beautifully in this easy recipe, ideal for a midweek supper.
Originally the toppings were placed on this pizza in four sections, representing each season, but because this pizza serves two, it's better to distribute them around more evenly.
I suppose I would describe this as a kind of hot, home-made sandwich. Lovely to serve straight from the oven for lunch. We've used ham, cheese and sage here, but any kind of filling at all would be fine, including vegetables such as mushrooms or pres
Refreshing to eat and easy to make, all you need to serve this lovely dessert is some whipped cream.
Good old tinned sardines are fashionable again and are an ideal storecupboard ingredient, great for serving on toast sprinkled with a little balsamic and lots of seasoning. This is also the perfect storecupboard meal for two.
This recipe is simplicity itself, but it has a wonderful combination of flavours and a very crunchy texture.
What could be easier? Just choose some meats, cheese, pickles and bread for a feast full of Italian flavour!
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.
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