Duck risotto with mushrooms and cherry tomatoes

Duck is widely bred all over northern Italy and has become increasingly popular in recent years. There are also many species of wild duck, particularly in the Po Delta in Veneto. The Po Valley is also where Italy’s unique risotto rice is cultivated - mainly on the Lombardy plain and in Piedmont - so a duck risotto is the ultimate Po Valley dish!


Simple pasta sauce

Try Napolina's simple pasta sauce

A basic tomato sauce is a cornerstone of many Italian dishes - it can easily be adapted with seafood, meat or vegetables - and enjoyed with many types of pasta.

Here's how to master the classic and versatile sauce.

Linguine with scallops and parsley pesto

In the north of Italy, on the Adriatic coast, you’ll find lots of dishes that feature scallops.

You’ll love how quick this recipe is, and its delicate flavours and textures. If you’re not a fan of scallops use peeled prawns instead. Don’t be tempted to sprinkle Parmesan or other cheese on top though as it will overwhelm the flavour of the scallops.