Luca’s Recipes

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Spiced Apple CakeYou can substitute the apples with any other seasonal fruit – bananas and pears work well.
Borlotti Bean Salad with Tuna and OnionThis dish is so easy to make and can be enjoyed all year round. It can be served as a side dish, but I prefer it on its own. Once the flavours are married, it tastes sensational, so make it a day in advance to increase their intensity.
Lamb Racks with Spinach, Sultanas and Pine NutsLamb or goat is a must on Italian Easter lunch menus. Many of us do follow a religion – maybe not so much in a spiritual way, but in the way we stick to traditions when it comes to the food on the table.
Mushroom and Olive BruschettaI don’t need a reason to make bruschette for family and friends, and when it’s Easter, I follow tradition and make them for the occasion.
Pomegranate & Fennel SaladI believe pomegranate is underrated. Its colour, crunch and juice are sensational in this salad. I also like to get creative and use pomegranate in seafood dishes and desserts.
Pumpkin and Amaretti RisottoMy grandfather is from Pavia in Lombardy, a region in northern Italy where risotto rice grows in abundance. This is his recipe – he would make it when we visited him on Sundays.
Potato, Leek and Gorgonzola Frittata BitesEggs are symbols of rebirth during Easter celebrations, and I remember eating lots of Mamma’s frittata as a child. This is a fancier version than my mum would make, and she’ll probably ask me for the recipe.
Mum’s TiramisuI grew up eating this dessert and I still remember fighting with my brother over who would lick the bowl at the end. When it comes to traditions and kitchen skills, this is my mum at her best.
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