Made in Italy

Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca taps into Italian cooking. Watch now on SBS On Demand.

Silvia Colloca explores her Italian homeland through the fabulous (and very hearty) foods on offer.
One of my favourite spring classics is pizza rustica, a savoury pie. It's made with ricotta, pecorino, eggs and silverbeet.
Stuffed fried olives are a local specialty in Italy's Marche region. Far from your average snack, these meaty gems are filled with a mixture of braised pork,...
These are Italy's best loved cookies. It's always nice to have a stash on hand for a rainy day. You could also try your own flavour combinations, such as...
We normally turn to this recipe for a Sunday morning treat because it's the perfect cake for dunking into coffee. It's basically the love child of sponge and...

Made in Italy recipes

Make an impression over aperitivo hour with this ultra-easy seafood snack. The deep-fried bites are incredibly more-ish, so be sure to pass the bowl around or you...
Stale bread dumplings mightn't sound too appetising, but these soft and cheesy balls – swimming in a rich tomato sauce – are an absolute delight. Comfort food at...
This stonefruit-studded dessert is ideal in summer. When soaked in white wine, lemon zest and thyme, the peaches develop a beautiful depth of flavour, cleverly...
Meaty sauces, like this one, work well with homemade and rolled pastas, as the juices cling to all the crevices. Cavatelli lunghi is a rustic-looking pasta that...
Take a minimum-fuss, maximum-flavour approach to cooking with this slow-braised lamb. The one-pot dish works marvelously with oven-roasted potatoes, a fresh...
A seafood snack that's ready in ten. This dish lends itself to plenty of tasty variations – try honey, soy and orange zest instead of the lemon and parsley combo,...
Small, young zucchini are perfect for this vegetarian dish. If you can, try to find those still attached to their golden blossoms – they will make a welcome...
Like pastry-less pies, these mounds of polenta are filled with a mixture of Italian pork sausage and rapini (broccoli rabe). Crisp on the outside, soft and...
An Italian take on classic Sunday roast, this rolled rabbit is literally stuffed with flavour. The meaty filling of pancetta, rabbit liver and pork sausage –...
When you're making pasta at home, you don't want your sauce to be complicated or overpowering. This recipe is a triumph for simplicity, mixing sautéed zucchinis ...
Stuffed fried olives are a local specialty in Italy's Marche region. Far from your average snack, these meaty gems are filled with a mixture of braised pork,...
This simple seafood dish is a specialty in Abruzzo and makes for an ideal starter, share plate or quick weeknight meal. Just throw all your ingredients into the...
Perfect for afternoon tea, these savoury waffles are great served with salami, olives and chunks of pecorino.
Silvia and a childhood friend prepare a rustic dish of lamb with asparagus.
One of my favourite spring classics is pizza rustica, a savoury pie. It's made with ricotta, pecorino, eggs and silverbeet.