Involtini di melanzane was one of my favourite dishes growing up in southern Italy, we had it at every family occasion. So when I get back from my culinary tour to my home region of Puglia I always include it on the menu of next my supper club – makes be feel like I'm still back home.
Whenever I'm in Rome I always stop for an Amatriciana, it's one of my favourite pasta dishes. In this video from my Product of Italy iPad app, I show you how to make it yourself!
I call my classes “Cooking with Massimo” because that’s really what it’s like – a group of friendly people come to my studio and we cook together, the way Italian food is meant to be prepared.
Yesterday my friend Enzo dropped off some beautiful fresh Swiss chard from his amazing garden. I wanted to make something healthy but at the same time very flavourful, so I created a lovely Swiss chard parmigiana - light, easy to make, and most of all, super delicious.
Nothing reminds me of my childhood in southern Italy more than il giorno della salsa.
Growing up in Bitritto, a rural town in the region of Puglia, it was a one of my favourite days of the year. I would get so exited that I couldn’t even sleep the night before!