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.
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.
Make the family a lasagne in minutes. It’ll taste as good as if you spent a whole day cooking with Nonna.
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.
If you haven’t tried it, you must. Halloumi cheese on the BBQ is nothing short of exquisite.
This classic Italian dish comes from the pork belly, so for those who love bacon, it’s an amazing fix. Crispy on the outside, juicy meat and fat inside.
INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups vanilla wafer crumbs 1/4 cup margarine, melted
One of Italy’s best known and most loved desserts, this classic Sicilian recipe is easy to make.
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.
Reminiscent of a pizza but without the crust. Mix it up and add your own favourite toppings, but don’t forget the Mozzarella!
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.
Turn these four ingredients into a gourmet feast in ten minutes.
This is so easy and a typical mix of ingredients from various parts of Europe.
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.
Does it get any easier to create such delicious authentic Sicilian? Bet this tastes even better than homemade! Let us know.
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.
Eelklk & Bison are extremely lean meats so if you BBQ steaks, seal them first with olive oil. Never cook these in a microwave, they will dry out.
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.
Truffles will send your nose into a tizzy. Known as the diamonds of the culinary world, truffles have a pungent, sensuous distinct flavour.
A great way to use up left over pasta, this dish is super quick to prepare, delicious, filling and a perfect kid’s lunch box meal.
Delicious and wholesome doesn’t get much easier. Here’s how to make SpecItaly Rolls.
There’s still summer left to enjoy cooking outdoors, so here are the do’s and don’ts of cooking authentic style Italian steaks in three great recipes.
One of the reasons I love to cook is so I can teach my son Massimo, 7. There’s lots of research to show that if kids know how to cook, they’ll eat well. Here’s one of his favourites.