Did you know that Italian pasta varieties all originated in different villages in medieval Italy? Through the ages Italians have retained a sense of localism in their dishes that is all about food fresh out of the earth, off the tree, and from the farm.Panzanella Salad by Staffan Terje
1. Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad
Panzanella is a popular Tuscan tomato and bread salad. In this Grokker Premium video chef Staffan Terje demonstrates his interpretation of this Italian summer-time favorite using heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh basil, chili peppers, bread toasted with olive oil and rubbed with garlic, and sun cured olives from Sicily. Give this elegant yet simple salad a try and let us know in the comments section what you think.
2. Crostini Four Ways
Crostini are the prefect way to kick off any dinner party, and in this video Joanne introduces you to four different options. From delicious crab crostini with her secret ingredient of dijon mustard, to a fresh broad bean and ricotta crostini, these are sure to delight all of your guests. Join Chef Joanne Cooke, as she introduces you to this "Cicchetti" or side dish from Venice, in this Grokker Premium Video.
3. Baked Penne with Italian Sausage
Watch how to make a quick-and-easy baked pasta with Italian sausage in a rich tomato sauce. This cheesy baked casserole is always a crowd-pleaser.
4. Sea Bream al Aqua Pazzo
This delicious peche al aqua pazzo, or sea bream in crazy water, is full of flavor and wonderfully light, perfect for dinner on a warm spring evening. Watch Stefano Borella in this Grokker Premium video as he shares some of his favorite recipes from Italy's Amalfi Coast.
5. How to Make Classic Lasagna
Classic but delicious. This easy lasagna recipe is perfect for your next dinner and your family will love it.
6. The Best Meat Lasagna
Homemade Italian Lasagna Bolognese is the perfect Italian comfort food for Sunday dinner. It feeds a crowd, can be made in advance and is really one of the most delicious combinations of a delicious homemade bolognese or marinara sauce and pasta. Lasagna (also spelled Lasagne), is literally a meal all by itself. But no Italian dinner would be complete without all of the trimmings of an antipasto, delicious salads, wine and family and friends. Enjoy it anyway you like, but please, make your own. You'll be so glad you did.
7. Olive Garden Lasagna Classico
Ultra-comforting, and packed with layers of meat sauce, cheese, and tender noodles, Olive Garden's Lasagna Classico is one of their bestselling menu items (and for good reason). Learn how to make this surprisingly easy dish at home, and bring a taste of Italian-American fare to your table. Gooey, gratifying, and fit to feed a crowd, it's a must-make for large dinner parties for extra ease make it ahead of time and reheat it or to keep on hand for leftovers throughout the week.
8. Authentic Italian Pizza
Tired of Domino's Pizza and Pizza Hut? Italian Cuisine Expert Stefano Borella shows you how simple and easy it is to make your own Authentic Italian pizza that is healthy and delicious! This Grokker Premium video series is on Italian Cuisine.
9. Vegetarian Italian Winter Soup
When it's rainy and cold in the winter, what's more warming then a hearty soup? In this Grokker Premium video, chef Staffan Terje shares his favorite winter vegetable soup with plenty of root vegetables and a few secret ingredients that add a savory (yet vegetarian) touch to the soup: miso paste and Parmesan rind. Soak your beans and get cooking!
10. Italian Spinach Ricotta Bread
Explore how to make a delicious Spinach and Ricotta Bread Loaf with Sundried Tomatoes and roasted pine nuts. This makes a great dinner party starter or side as you can prepare it ahead of time and serve at room temperature. It is also perfect for picnics or just a healthy lunch. Add a side of fresh rocket leaves and lemon and you have a complete vegetarian meal. Grokker Premium video with Pastry Expert Ghalid Assyb.