This is a simple version of the classic northern Italian baked dish, melanzane alla parmigiana.
Cicchetti are always best served with a glass of chilled Italian white wine.
I can’t think of anything better than sitting and eating a plate of risotto while admiring the view of the winding canals of Venice.
Pasta alla Norma is a classic pasta dish originating from Sicily that is quick, easy and simply delicious.
I believe that if you want to eat the very best steak in the world, you have to go to Florence. Tuscan meat is divine – and the locals know how to cook it to perfection.
Amaretti di Saronno is the most famous variety of these crunchy, almond-flavoured macaroons, and are traditional to the town of that name in the northern Italian commune of Lombardy and date back to the eighteenth century. In this recipe their crunchy crumbs make a fantastic contrast to soft, creamy mascarpone and lightly spiced poached apples. Delizioso!