Italy is home to a wonderful range of delicious dishes. Create fresh and authentic Italian food with this collection of inspiring recipes for soups, antipasti, pasta, risotto, pizza, poultry, main courses, vegetarian dishes and desserts. 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. 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. The range of 130 mouthwatering dishes include Stuffed Roast Peppers with Pesto, Ravioli with Crab, Sicilian Lasagne, Wild Boar Cacciatora, Panzanella Salad, Osso Buco with Risotto Milanese, and Stuffed Squid, as well as tempting desserts and bakes, such as Cassata, Tuscan Citrus Sponge, Chocolate Salami. and Tiramisu. Each dish has details of all the ingredients you will need and easy-to-follow instructions to help you achieve perfect results. Stunningly illustrated with over 270 photographs, this is the essential guide to classic Italian cooking.