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. Sea Bream Crudo
Love sushi? Then you should try Italian crudo, a raw fish antipasto, appetizer or salad. Chef Joanne Cooke show you how to make crudo in this Grokker Premium video, and in her signature style presents a colorful plate of sea bream, pink grapefruit, spinach and olive oil.
3. Italian John Dory with Orange and Red Peppercorns
This delicious and lightfish dish combines a balanced mix of herbs with the very unexpected taste of red peppercorns. Made beautiful on the plate by the blood orange, enjoy this classic Venetian favorite and join Joanne Cooke in this Grokker Premium video as you discover her brilliant ciccheti recipes.
4. Meatballs Cortinese Style
These Cortinese style meatballs use parsley and fresh breadcrumbs to give them their authentic Italian flavor. They are quick and easy to make, absolutely delicious, and just like grandma would have made. Join Joanne Cooke, as she takes you on a journey through the cicchetti of Venice, in this Grokker Premium Video.
5. Radish Salad with Truffle Oil and Pecorino Cheese
This wonderful, fresh radish salad with truffle oil is perfect to serve on a cold winter's evening. It is incredibly healthy, deliciously peppery, and great for a vegetarian guest. Join Chef Joanne Cooke, as she introduces you to this "Cicchetti" or side dish from Venice, in this Grokker Premium Video.
6. 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.