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!
This recipe uses sausage meat for the meatballs, Napolina tomato and mascarpone sauce and Napolina bronze die spaghetti.
This dish is sure to become a firm family favourite.
Get the recipe for Gino's bruschetta with a twist - a satisfying lunch, starter or nibble for parties.
"You might be tempted to think this recipe is just posh beans on toast, but to us Italians it’s an important dish, especially in regions where beans are a staple part of the diet."
Try Gino's yummy stuffed bread, the perfect snack to share with your friends and family.
"While filming in Italy, we visited the amazing trulli houses of Alberobello. I had been to see these domed limestone dwellings as a child and was sure they must be where the Smurfs lived! We were lucky enough to be there for a local festival, and this was the ideal recipe to take, as it is perfect portable food. Stuff it with whatever veggies, cheeses or meats you fancy, but those listed below are my favourites."