Authentic Italian recipes from the old country and modern twists on old classics.
Here are some of our favourite ways to delight your family & friends. And please, send us your favourite recipes too, we’ll post them here.
B.C. peppers are in! There’s no simpler, better way to elevate the flavour of these beauties, than by charring them on a barbecue, then tossing with extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt and pepper.
To celebrate this year’s harvest of local BC Peppers, here’s a quick and easy dish the kids will love. Who can resist eye-catching pepper “boats” floating on top of meaty goodness?
All the rage in Italy at the moment, Strawberry Tiramisu is a seasonal adaptation of the unforgettable coffee and chocolate classic version. Take advantage of sweet summer fruit, with this easy-to-make twist on an old favourite.
It’s barbecue season. A perfect recipe for Father’s Day so dad to show off his skills. Nothing like the smell of a grass-fed ribeye steak filling the garden. From Messinger Meats, locally raised at Peony Farms, Lacombe.
This classic Neapolitan pastry is an Easter tradition, now eaten all over Italy for breakfast and at lunch. If you soak the wheat yourself it takes a couple of days, so we recommend buying it in a jar to make life much easier.
A traditional Sicilian dish made when money and time are tight. Such a simple dish to make. The breadcrumbs add a nice crunch to the soft pasta.
Dinner does not get any easier than this. A favourite of Teresa’s mother Rina Spinelli, (photo left), because looking after the store and the family sometimes meant she had just ten minutes to get dinner on the table. But it still had to be good.
This Porchetta con Patate recipes comes courtesy of Emily Richard’s Per La Famiglia cookbook, sold in all our stores.
A really quick Sunday roast, takes ten minutes to prep. a lavish family feast.
An easy, age-old recipe, adaptable to your family’s particular tastes. Pizza made at home and eaten straight out of the oven is a treat your kids will love helping you make.
This recipe is re-produced by kind permission of the Per La Famiglia author, Emily Richards and Whitecap Books.
Tvecchierellehese honey fritters are tasty and sweet, making them a perfect ending to any meal.
Traditionally many Italians have their big celebration on Christmas Eve, with a menu of the ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes”, made up of different seafood dishes. Baccala (salted cod) is always on the menu.
Italy doesn’t get winters as savage as ours, but this hearty soup is a classic warmer at this time of year, and celebrates this year’s olive oil, which is usually pressed in early November.