Italian family recipes directly from Katie’s kitchen in Como, Italy.


Gorgeous Gelato Stracciatella with Cookies

Who Doesn’t love a light icy Italian Gelato? Full of flavour and refreshingly light. Most summer evenings in Italy we enjoy a Gelato while strolling around Como. My husbands family in Sicily had two ‘Pasticcerias’ in Sicily and they made incredible Gelato every day, using all the wonderful fruits and nuts that Sicily has to …

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Cantuccini are originally from Tuscany, they are a crunchy, nutty sweet ‘Biscotti’ traditionally served after dinner to be dipped in sweet , Vin Santo, dessert wine. Actually they are incredibly easy to prepare, and can be personalised by changing the extra ingredients you would like to add in. My original recipe calls for 100g of …

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Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta Bread

Classic Italian Ciabatta. There isn’t a single Italian Family meal in which bread is not present on the table, and what is better than a light, crusty bread to scoop up the sauce of say Melanzane Parmigana? “Fare la scarpetta” in Italy they say it shouldn’t be done in polite society, but I think its …

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