Transform your Italian cooking with this guide to pairing the right sauce with the right type of pasta. We break down what makes a pasta dish authentic and delicious, plus how you should really be making spag bol (hint: you shouldn't).
Surprisingly, common table grapes relish some roasting time in the oven, transforming into little caramelly globes of flavour which, in this dish, burst sour-sweet deliciousness onto roasted pumpkin. A sprinkle of toasted seeds adds a final, lovely crunch.
From A Year at Hotel Gondola (incidentally about a 50-year-old food writer who heads to Venice, falls in love and grapples to meet her publisher’s deadlines!), this dish is incredible – salty, sweet, soupy and pure comfort.
The original recipe from The Food of Love Cookery School uses a seashell-shaped pasta. But Nici prefers making corteccia, a pea-pod shape, as it’s faster, easier to make and will still capture the delicious sauce in all its nooks and crannies.
The basis of Luke's Kitchen's menu is founded on two basic components: pizza and seafood. When those two components combine in their 'Neverfail' pizza, you can taste the magic. Learn how to make the Kuaotunu hot spot's star dish.
This pasta bake is the epitome of comfort food. Combining the magical pair of spinach and ricotta, along with a beautifully flavoured tomato sauce, it's ideal as your family dinner on a cooler evening.
Gnocchi has a reputation for being lots of work with unpredictable results. What we all want is soft little pillows of pasta eager to soak up whatever sauce we throw at it, yet so often it can turn out chewy. I have Donna Hay to thank for introducing me to gnocchi made with ricotta instead of potatoes, and it’s a dream come true!