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Grilled aubergine salad

Aubergine recipes

Grilled aubergine salad

It doesn’t get much easier than Angela Hartnett’s grilled aubergine salad, served with shavings of...

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Torta della nonna (ricotta and lemon tart)

Sweet tart recipes

Torta della nonna (ricotta and lemon tart)

Angela Hartnett‘s elegant ricotta and lemon tart (torta della nonna) would make a fine dessert...

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Griddled octopus with potatoes and olives

Italian starter recipes

Griddled octopus with potatoes and olives

Serve up Angela Hartnett’s octopus and potato starter as part of a big summer spread....

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Peppers with roasted garlic, anchovies and basil

Italian starter recipes

Peppers with roasted garlic, anchovies and basil

A stunning Italian starter by Angela Hartnett featuring sweet roasted red peppers, salty anchovies, roasted...

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Tomato pasta salad

Budget pasta recipes

Tomato pasta salad

Angela Hartnett’s light and summery pasta salad requires just five ingredients (four excluding olive oil)...

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Spaghetti alle vongole

Clam recipes

Spaghetti alle vongole

Italian chef Valentina Harris’ own take on this classic Italian spaghetti offers unforgettable flavours, not...

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Easy gingerbread affogato

Dinner party dessert recipes

Easy gingerbread affogato

All you need are four ingredients and 10 minutes for this easiest-ever gingerbread affogato recipe....

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Sugar and spice chocolate rochers

Christmas chocolate recipes

Sugar and spice chocolate rochers

“This is my all-time favourite nutty chocolate recipe. A rocher is a cluster of roasted...

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Sformato with roast grapes, radicchio and olives

Vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes

Sformato with roast grapes, radicchio and olives

Sformato — a pastry-less quiche which is a cross between a flan and soufflé — makes...

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Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese topping

Lasagne recipes

Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese...

In this recipe, vegetarian lasagne gets a crunchy-topped makeover with a gorgeously cheesy blue vinny...

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Apricot and pistachio cantuccini

Biscuit recipes

Apricot and pistachio cantuccini

Cantuccini, otherwise known as biscotti, are a fabulously crunchy Italian biscuit great for dunking in...

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Vitello Tonnato (sliced veal antipasto)

Italian starter recipes

Vitello Tonnato (sliced veal antipasto)

Vitello tonnato – a dish of cold, sliced veal originating from Piedmont – makes an...

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Roman-style gnocchi with sausage ragù

Gnocchi recipes

Roman-style gnocchi with sausage ragù

A hearty sausage ragù, topped with cheesy gnocchi and sprinkled with basil leaves, is just...

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Turkey bolognese bake

Turkey recipes

Turkey bolognese bake

A bubbling bolognese bake, with lean turkey mince and oozing cheese, makes a midweek hero...

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Italian turkey burgers

Turkey recipes

Italian turkey burgers

Fancy taking your burger-making skills to the next level? Swap your usual beef patty with...

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Harissa-spiced meatballs with houmous and pomegranate seeds

Meatball recipes

Harissa-spiced meatballs with houmous and pomegranate seeds

We’ve given turkey meatballs a spicy update with the addition of harissa paste. Serve with...

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Penne with lentils and mushrooms

Italian vegetarian recipes

Penne with lentils and mushrooms

A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this vegetarian pasta dish is made all the richer with the...

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Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

If you want to serve a crowdpleaser of a dish, pansotti – triangular pasta –...

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Rigatoni cake

Italian vegetarian recipes

Rigatoni cake

A knockout dinner for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, this rigatoni cake makes a glorious centrepiece...

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Tomato and vegetable sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Tomato and vegetable sauce

A hearty tomato and vegetable sauce that’s wonderful to stir through pasta or, for meat...

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Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

Cannelloni recipes

Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

A crowdpleaser of a dish, Gennaro Contaldo’s cannelloni with swiss chard dish sings comfort and...

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Baked figs with blue cheese and balsamic

Fig recipes

Baked figs with blue cheese and balsamic

A simple starter consisting of sweet figs wrapped in salty parma ham, topped with blue...

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Risi e bisi with parma ham (Italian rice and peas)

Soup recipes

Risi e bisi with parma ham (Italian rice...

Rise e bisi, a wonderfully thick Venetian soup, is laden with peas, grated grana padano and...

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Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

Pizza recipes

Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

A fresh and light vegetarian pizza topped with heirloom cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata and herby...

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