Cook like an Italian
A homemade calzone baked from scratch could well be the ultimate comfort food, and now gluten-intolerant friends need not miss out. Get creative with the fillings...
A good Italian pasta salad goes nowhere near the creamy versions seen at deli counters. This one's brimming with zucchini blossoms and homemade walnut pesto.
Tender marinated artichokes tossed through pasta with tuna, olives and tomatoes create a simple, budget-friendly lunch offering.
Resembling something like an Italian paella, fresh mussels are dotted around the pot with pasta, white wine and capers, served alongside crusty bread.
Making your own maccheroni adds time but brings plenty of rustic charm and the unsurpassable quality of home-made, especially when laden with this rich sausage ragu.
These round biscuits are made from fresh pastry dough then filled with a mixture of jam, dark chocolate and nuts and are perfect with an after-dinner coffee.
Brodo is a slow-cooked broth and, in this version, is accompanied by tender Italian meatballs and a savoury sponge that resembles an Australian zucchini slice.
Focaccia Pugliese makes for the perfect side to almost any Italian dish, or for when you simply wish to fill your home with the smell of fresh bread and herbs.
A ricotta loaf is slightly sweet and gorgeously moist. Slice up and slather with chocolate spread, berries, honey or whatever takes your fancy.
Brioche in Sicily is fruitless and usually individually portioned like a bread roll, ready to be filled with zesty, fresh sorbet.
The bitterness of the dark chocolate used for this cake is offset with the sweet bursts of fresh berries scattered on top.
If there were one, this would be the real 'bolognese' - a slow-cooked veal and pork ragú that's ridiculously rich and flavourful.
Italia's wrap, this flatbread is toasted and filled with antipasti like prosciutto, stone fruit, rocket and cheeses for a burst of diverse flavours.
Silvia Colloca is back for a second season of Cook like an Italian, with even more family recipes to pass on down to a new generation.