COOKBOOK RECIPES Diana Henry Recipe: Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi from her How to Eat a Peach cookbook

Diana Henry Recipe: Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi

Telegraph food writer and James Beard award-winning cookbook author Diana Henry has published her new cookbook How to Eat a Peach celebrating menus, stories and places. ‘Tender little dumplings, as fragile as a pasta filling, which is how they got their name: gnudi is Tuscan dialect for ‘naked’ (and Michelangelo’s paintings of nude figures in the Sistine Chapel were referred to as ignudi)’, says Diana.

COOKBOOK RECIPES Chicken Stuffed with Mascarpone

Recipes from an Italian Butcher: Mascarpone-stuffed Chicken

Called Petti Farciti al Mascarpone in the original Italian, this dish is from Recipes from an Italian Butcher, the new book from The Silver Spoon Kitchen published by Phaidon. It’s packed with 150 genuine straightforward recipes, most published for the first time in English. It explains the different cuts, cooking methods, and techniques unique to each meat type along with side dishes that best complement them.

DESSERTS Zabaglione

Italian Zabaglione

Zabaglione is a creamy rich Italian dessert made from egg yolks which are whipped until they are so pale that…

APPETISERS Bacon and Pasta Soup

Bacon and Pasta Soup

Simple soups make easy starters and quick lunches. This also makes a quick and easy meal if you serve it with bread and a green salad. It’s what they call a hearty soup!

APPETISERS Italian Caponata Recipe


Adapted from Antonio and Priscilla Carluccio’s Complete Italian Food. They suggest that you eat this Sicilian vegetable stew cold as an antipasto or warm tossed through pasta or served with roast meat or chicken. We’ve included a recipe for Caponata Bruschetta.

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