Italy is home to a wonderful range of delicious dishes. Each region has its own favourite ingredients and cooking techniques and unique character. Fresh, bright and contemporary, this beautiful book is filled with 130 traditional and contemporary recipes. Each dish has details of all the ingredients you will need and easy-to-follow instructions to help you achieve perfect results. With chapters on soups and antipasti; gnocchi, polenta and pasta; risotto and pizza; poultry, meat and game; fish and shellfish; vegetarian and accompaniments; and ice creams, desserts and bake, there is a recipe to suit every occasion. The collection features traditional classics such as Panzanella Salad, Osso Bucco with Risotto Milanese, and Stuffed Squid as well as tempting desserts and bakes, such as Cassata, Tuscan Citrus Sponge, and Chocolate Salami. At-a-glance notes provide an accurate breakdown of the nutritional values of each recipe, helping you to plan a healthy diet while enjoying the very best of this wonderful cuisine. A comprehensive guide to traditional ingredients and how to use them, prepare and cook with them is included so you are assured of successful results every time. Stunningly illustrated with over 270 beautiful photographs, this is the essential guide to classic Italian cooking.