Despite the country's staggering collection of Michelin stars and world famous restaurants, Italian cuisine remains one of the most accessible in the world and impressive results can be achieved with just a few high quality ingredients used as the foundations of a dish. Next time you consider producing pesto pasta from your supplies of lazy day dinner ingredients, take a look at this collection of easy recipes for some more exciting inspiration.
If you're looking for an easy starter recipe that still feels elegant enough to serve at a dinner party try the Pietro brothers' Raw beef with tomatoes and mozzarella. A pared back variation on the classic beef tartare, this stunning beef recipe relies on the quality of its ingredients shining through and takes very little effort to prepare. Daniele Usai shares a stunning seafood pasta recipe with fennel and red prawns served in a rich cognac-laced sauce, while Rosanna Marziale's easy risotto recipe is given extra creaminess through the more unusual addition of mozzarella.