Along with other infamous dishes, such as carbonara and amatriciana, 'Spaghetti alla gricia' is served in every restaurant in Rome! It is a very simple dish of pasta, cured pork and cheese. Like other local dishes, the traditional version uses guanciale, a bacon-style cured meat from around the pig's cheek. It's a very old recipe - some say that this was the dish Romans cooked before tomatoes were available in Italy.
A true Italian classic! Considering its simplicity, there's only one rule to respect when you are making this fabulous dish: use Italian ingredients!
A great twist on a traditional comfort food.
A super-easy meal that can be made ahead of time. Uncooked pasta is tossed with cheese, onion, green pepper, corned beef, chicken soup, milk and peas, chilled overnight and baked to perfection.
Not to be confused with the traditional potato gnocchi, gnocchi alla romana are semolina dumplings, baked with cheese and butter. In this recipe, speck (Northern Italian bacon-style cured meat) is added to the mix, for a tastier version of this classical Roman dish.
Once in a while you need to make a big batch of mac and cheese, and once in a while you've got to make it the best it can be. Presenting 'the ultimate mac and cheese' (modest, I know). But really, I've attempted this dish a few times and this really is my best efforts. Soft and gooey, creamy but crisp, I really hope you give this dish a go. Any alterations you made let me know :) if not, enjoy!
Incredible, simple and easy! Delicious served with a fresh salad or seasonal vegetables on the side as a complete meal.
This is the perfect choice when you fancy a change from meat, and it will appeal to the whole family. For a well-balanced meal, start with a root vegetable soup, and serve the loaf with a mixed salad and crusty bread.
A creamy sauce of courgettes, low-fat ricotta and walnuts reinterprets an Italian classic, and makes a wonderful, sophisticated dressing for pasta shells filled with a spinach and herb stuffing.
A delicious homemade lasagne recipe. Lasagne sheets are layered with prawns and crab sticks in a rich and creamy sauce, before being topped with cheese and baked to perfection.