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Cook like Silvia Colloca with recipes, tips and more.

Strudels have always been regarded as an iconic dish belonging to Austria. So how did the flaky strudel also become Italian?
Torta Caprese is a rich, dense cake that will fill the heart of any chocoholic with joy. Lucky for us, its flourless recipe was created by mistake (we are so...
They cook for hundreds of people every week, but these chefs have one dish they make that always has their heart.
It’s time to expand your pizza love with ‘sfincione’, a traditional pizza from Sicily that looks like a focaccia crossed with a thick crust pizza. You can thank...
Silvia Colloca is back for a third season of Cook Like an Italian, where she'll explore the timeless Italian passion for homemade ingredients and family food...

Recipes

If a tigelle press is not in your arsenal of cookware, you can easily cook the tigelle in a frying pan, ideally a non-stick and fitted with a lid.
This recipe has pesto hack that you'll use forever, and will ensure your sauce keeps its vibrant green hue.
A savoury strudel is a wonderful way to present a pie in a slightly different shape and form. This one is filled with creamy ricotta and meaty pork sausage.
Everyone needs another reliable chocolate cake recipe. This traditional Italian one is set apart by being flourless (gluten-free!) and simple to make, as well as...
This risotto packs a punch with a couple of simple trickles – pumpkin roasted in balsamic vinegar, and a salty savoury touch of pancetta cooked until it's...
Some arancini are made with leftover risotto, some are made from scratch – either way, they make a perfect appetiser. In this recipe, the little rice balls are...
Sfincione is a legendary Sicilian street food with universal appeal. A hearty, tomatoey, deep dish pizza topped with gooey scamorza cheese and salty anchovies...
Italian home cooking has an array of recipes that are so well suited to cook ahead - and one such recipe is this chicken dish, which is called pollo alla...
This pasta salad is one of Silvia's favourite varieties, a Nicoise-style risoni salad with roasted cherry tomatoes.
Short pasta like fusilli works best for pasta salads because all the little folds and pockets work to trap the dressing, herbs and all the smaller ingredients. 
When you're blessed with ripe figs, this focaccia is a great way to celebrate them. Little puddles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar bring peppery and tart...
Amaretti biscuits – biscuits made with ground almonds or almond paste and other flavourings – date back hundreds of years in Italian cuisine. They're often...