The new wave of Italian chefs are famed for their innovation and skill, reinterpreting (and reinventing) dishes from their country's strong culinary traditions to create menus that are quite unique. Over three hundred restaurants in Italy hold at least one Michelin star, and the number of chefs presiding over two and three star establishments is quite formidable. It is no surprise, therefore, that several of the recipes our chefs have shared with us are extremely challenging, to be attempted by only the bravest of home cooks (and it helps if these home cooks also have a team of sous chefs working alongside them . . . )
Whether you're up for a challenge or simply curious to discover the work that goes into a plate of Michelin-starred food, this collection of challenging recipes is bound to whet your appetite. Gaetano Trovato, chef behind the two Michelin-starred restaurant Arnolfo, uses three different cuts of meat in his exquisite goat recipe, serving them alongside pickled vegetables, artichokes and a variety of rich, vibrant sauces. For an impressive (yet surprisingly playful) Italian dessert recipe try the Cerea Brothers' 'Fake mozzarella', a mascarpone mousse served with cherry sauce, milk skin and creamy yoghurt sorbet.