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

An impressive recipe of hollowed and stuffed zucchinis. The filling is made up of breadcrumbs, parsley, garlic and cheese. Vegetarians and omnivores will love them.
This is a simple dish that shines with the addition of beautiful produce. It's essentially chicken cooked in a pot, so it's something anyone can do.
Silvia and her mother set about making sponge cakes that resemble little peaches, thanks to a reddish liqueur called alchermes.
Silvia Colloca, with the help of her youngest son, Miro, prepares a traditional Italian cluster cake. Similar-sized pastry balls are deep-fried and coated in...
Translating to "octopus in purgatory", this simple recipe is made up of just a handful of ingredients. Serve with toasted bread and a healthy drizzle of extra...
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...
Ricotta isn't technically a cheese, it's a cheesemaking by-product. Here is a recipe for fresh ricotta, that's perfect served warm with toast or drizzled with...
Italians can't let a day go by without bread. With this focaccia, you want to knead it until it's nice, soft and sticky. After baking, it's topped with stewed...
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...
Lemon and apricots go really well together and I love adding liqueur to my cake batter. This fluffy cake features sambuca and, typical of Italian desserts, calls...
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