Italian food is legendary for a reason – it’s just so good! But it has more to offer than just good taste. Italian food can also be very quick and easy to make, and is more diverse than it is given credit for. The Italian Collection brings together the best Vikalinka recipes either drawn directly from Italian cuisine or inspired by techniques and ingredients.
Italian food is so much more than pasta, but it’s a great place to start! Here is a selection of satisfying pasta recipes, including Italian classics.
Tips for Perfect Pasta
- Buy the right pasta. To get truly al dente results, look for pasta made with 100% durum semolina, which is what every Italian will swear by
- Don’t skimp on salt. Put in a healthy amount once the water has boiled but before the pasta goes in. The water should be as salty as sea water – too little and the pasta may end up too bland
- Don’t trust the cook timings on the package. While a useful guide, your results may vary. I put on a timer for a couple minutes less than the minimum time on the package, and then test regularly from there until I’m happy with the firmness of the pasta
- Mix the sauce and pasta before plating. No Italian would serve a plate of pasta and then pour sauce over it. Mixing it before plating allows the flavours of the sauce to properly coat and flavour the pasta
Delicious pizza recipes for the home cook, including traditional and less-traditional toppings.
Italian Chicken and Beef
Classic Italian chicken and beef recipes to make great sauce to accompany pasta or a meal all its own, all full of delicious flavour.
Every Italian feast begins with beautiful and fresh antipasti. Find a few delicious and easy to make recipes sure to start your Italian feast off right.