Italian Food

Recipe of the Week: Salmon With Zucchini Fritti

Theo Randall | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Salmon trout is such a delicious fish and cooked this simple way the fish will remain juicy and you will get the best flavour and texture. The chilli mint sauce with the courgette fritti is a great combination and very simple to prepare. The fresher the courgettes the crispier your fritti will be. Have a great week!

Recipe of the Week: Seabream With Tomatoes, Olives and a Fennel Salad

Theo Randall | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

The tomatoes will add lots of flavour but will also keep the fish juicy and their sweetness and acidity will complement the fish. Do not squeeze lemon on the fish though - it will clash with the tomatoes.

Recipe of the Week: Pork Chop With Portobello Mushrooms and Salsa Verde

Theo Randall | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Pork chops can be really dry and uninspiring but try cooking them this way so they stay really juicy. When you buy the pork, make sure it has a nice amount of fat on it because fat is flavour when it comes to cooking pork. The salsa verde cuts the richness of the pork and gives off a fresh herby flavour which goes really well with the mushrooms...

Recipe of the Week: Tagliarini With Brown Shrimps and Zucchini

Theo Randall | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is such a simple pasta dish but very delicious. When you make it you will definitely want to make it again. The brown shrimps have a very unique flavour and combined with the zucchini butter and garlic taste even better.

Recipe of the Week: Rigatoni With Zucchini and Pesto

Theo Randall | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

I love this dish because it is so easy and very tasty. The great thing about using a pasta shape like Rigatoni is that it will hold the sauce well and has a lovely chewiness when cooked properly. You can make this dish in the same time as takes to cook the pasta so it really is delicious health fast food...

Recipe of the Week: Tagliatelle With Bresaola Radicchio and Rosemary

Theo Randall | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a great way to use bresaola with pasta and also a good substitute for pancetta. The meatiness of the bresaola works really well with the bitterness of the radicchio. You could use a pasta like penne but tagliatelle is a bit more luxurious and holds the sauce really well.

Recipe of the Week: Tagliarini With Artichokes and Prawns

Theo Randall | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a really tasty pasta and surprisingly easy to make once you have prepared your artichokes. The trick is to make the artichokes very juicy so the pasta absorbs their flavour. Always use uncooked prawns as they will give you a much sweeter flavour and also a better texture.

Recipe of the Week: Minestrone With Cannellini Beans

Theo Randall | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is the best soup to warm you up. Its healthy, filling, vegetarian and very easy to prepare. The swiss chard adds an earthy sweetness to the soup and you can use the cooking water as stock. If you puree half of the soup you get a lovely creamy minestrone that has great texture and flavour.

Recipe of the Week: Pappardelle with Clams, Prawns and Swordfish

Theo Randall | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

I have had a similar dish to this in a fantastic restaurant in Puglia, southern Italy. The town is Ostuni and the restaurant is called Aqua Sale. They used a pasta called pacceri which is a large tube pasta that flattens when it is cooked and therefore traps all the sauce.

Recipe of the Week: Gnocchi With Spinach, Ricotta, Parmesan and Sage Butter

Theo Randall | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is such a simple recipe but is also very impressive. The trick to a good gnocchi is to make sure they are as light as possible and they do not break up. Make sure the gnocchi have sage butter on top as this will make them really delicious. Have a good week!

Recipe of the Week: Fusilli With Broccoli, Chilli, Anchovies and Garlic

Theo Randall | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Fusilli is a brilliant pasta to use because the little spirals get clogged up with the sauce so every mouthful tastes delicious.

The Eight Things Everyone Should Know Before They are Allowed to Eat Italian Food

Maria Chiorando | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

They lied. There are actually three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the innate superiority of Italian food.

Recipe for the Week: Steak With Artichokes, Carrots and Horseradish Sauce

Theo Randall | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Artichokes and carrots are a really good combination. They have a similar texture when cooked this way and the sweetness of the carrot works well with the unique artichoke flavour. Horseradish is delicious with beef but by using bread instead of cream it has a much more heat so be careful how much you serve... Have a good week and Happy Christmas!

Recipe of the Week: Penne All'Arabiatta

Theo Randall | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Penne alla arabbiata is one of the most delicious classic pasta sauces that people take for granted. Try this way as you will get the true flavour of the red chillies as they are cooked into the olive oil with the garlic and basil.

Recipe of the Week: Squid, Prawns and Scallops Panfried With Cannellini Beans in a Tomato Sauce

Theo Randall | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a really simple recipe and a great way to cook fresh shellfish without over cooking it and enjoying its natural sweetness... Using Cannellini beans from a jar will give you a better result but if you use the tinned ones just make sure you rinse off the liquid in the tin before you add them to the reduced tomato sauce. Try this with a glass of Fiano di Avalino. Have a good week!

Recipe of the Week: Porcini Mushrooms in Pancetta on Sourdough Bread

Theo Randall | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Porcini are the most delicious mushrooms and with the addition of pancetta they taste amazing. They can be hard to get hold of so you could use portobello mushrooms instead but they won't be as tasty.

Recipe of the Week: Fennel, Artichoke and Puntarelle Salad With Anchovy Sauce

Theo Randall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a really simple recipe that has amazing flavour and texture. The addition of the anchovy sauce makes all the difference. Make sure you use a mandolin to slice the vegetables so you get a consistent thickness. This salad is delicious on its own or could be served with a whole roast fish as an accompaniment.

An Italian Masterclass With Francesco Mazzei

Emma Sleight | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Sleight

It's that time of year at the moment when, as the nights are draw in, the central heating comes on and the Christmas adverts start to flood prime time television, that everyone begins craving spicy, filling winter warmer dishes.

Recipe of the Week: Mushroom Risotto

Theo Randall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This has got to be most people's favourite risotto. It has lots of flavour and is probably the tastiest vegetarian risotto. Make sure you have a good vegetable stock as this will ensure you get a good flavoursome result.

To Eat Well Is to Live Well At London's Tinello

Louisa Daniels | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

The Italians have many proverbs relating to food and love, all highlighting the crucial importance of taking time, as a family, to eat together, and to eat well, with the kitchen considered the pulsating heart of any home.

Recipe of the Week: Penne With Italian Sausage and Tomato

Theo Randall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

This is a really good way to use Italian sausages. They have lots of flavour as they are a mixture of cured and fresh pork. By taking them out their skins you have an instant mince which can cook very quickly. The addition of a tablespoon of cream just finishes of this sauce perfectly.

Warning - Food Tube May Blow Your Mind

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

The weather has taken a turn for the rubbish so here at Food tube HQ we're serving up some hearty dishes to give autumn a kick up the clouds. If you thought the barbecue was just for the summer then think again.

Recipes From Tuscany: Spicy Sausage and Mascarpone Pasta

Beth Young | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Young

N'duja (pronounced un-doo-ya) is possibly the most successful ingredient to make it out of Calabria and is one of my favourites. For those of you who haven't tried it, 'nduja is essentially a spicy sausage paste which doesn't look that appealing but tastes wonderful.

Recipe of the Week: Beef Sirloin With Sweet Celeriac and Salsa Verde

Theo Randall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Randall

Celeriac is such a lovely vegetable and often under used. Cooking it this way gets the full flavour and sweetness from it. When you buy your beef make sure it has plenty of fat as this, when melted, will add more flavour.

Recipes From Tuscany: Stuffed Italian Courgette Flowers

Beth Young | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Young

For those of you who have never had the pleasure of eating courgette flowers, I have to say that in terms of flavour you've not missed out on much, but what I love about them is that, no matter how they are prepared, they always look exquisite and are such a versatile receptacle for showcasing great flavour and texture combinations.