Some of the world's best-loved dishes are Italian in origin or developed by expat Italian communities around the world. Who doesn't love topping pizza with an array of fresh ingredients, or sitting to a meal of rich and flavourful lasagne? Who could resist a filling bowl of hot minestrone soup, a creamy risotto, or the fresh taste and visual appeal of insalata tricolore? This attractive new cookbook contains every well-known Italian recipe, from soups to pasta dishes, and main courses to decadent desserts. There are recipes for making pasta and pizza dough, slow-cooked sauces for everyday eating, fish and shellfish platters, and meat and poultry dishes incorporating heart-healthy legumes.
Lesley Pagett is a passionate home cook, who loves to cook for her family and friends. She has years of experience preparing meals for her family and, as a member of a gourmet cooking club, has fine-tuned her culinary skills to reproduce exciting and tasty recipes. Many of her tried-and-tested recipes have been handed down to her from her mother and her grandmother and are still loved by her family today.