Corner Café

January 8, 2020

Cook Like an Italian with Silvia Colloca (2020)

Filed under: Miscellaneous & TV Shows — SeaDragon @ 6:00 pm
Tags: ,

Food writer, Silvia Colloca, has a new cooking show starting tonight, Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 8:30pm on SBS Food (Channel 33). Cook Like an Italian is a 10-part series and continues every Wednesday night with brand new episodes.

For an Italian-born and raised home-cook like Silvia, cooking Italian food isn’t a mere matter of reading a recipe, buying the ingredients and following a method.
Cooking Italian doesn’t necessarily respond to such a logical equation. Most Italian home-cooks have never even read a cookbook because their culinary knowledge has been passed on to them as a dowry by their mothers or grandmothers.
Such knowledge spans from kneading doughs, knowing which flour is best to use for each specific purpose, why dried pasta is better than fresh pasta when making a Vongole sauce…
If you don’t have the luxury of an Italian Nonna on speed dial, never fear!
Leave it to Silvia Colloca, a food writer and home-cook with a passionate opinion on what true Italian food is, to take you by the hand to discover a new approach to everyday cooking.
” Parade Media

Ep 1, Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Shop like an Italian: Pack your pantry with these eight essentials
Pasta and chickpeas with Tuscan cabbage (pasta e ceci con cavolo nero)
Gluten-free schiacciata
Apple, mascarpone and cinnamon cake

Ep 2, Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Host like an Italian: How to throw a polenta table party
Nonna Irene’s sausage stew with soft polenta
Pasta mista with potatoes, pancetta and provola
Pizzelle (Italian stovetop waffles)

Ep 3, Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Prepare like an Italian: How to cook with feel
Stale bread pizzette
Risotto with spring peas and prawns
Yoghurt, blackberry and olive oil loaf cake

Ep 4, Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Repurpose like an Italian: Five easy uses for stale bread
Orecchiette with cime di rapa and pangrattato
Baked white fish with bread, cherry tomatoes, olives and capers
Left-over bread cake with chocolate and cherries (torta di pane e cioccolato)

Ep 5, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Feast like an Italian: How to cook the perfect dinner party pasta
Spaghettini with ricotta meatballs
Rose’s savoury zeppole
Neapolitan semolina and ricotta cake (migliaccio)

Ep 6, Wednesday, February 12, 2020 Bake like an Italian: Pizza rustica is pizza without limits
Crespelle with spinach and ricotta
Pizza rustica with olive oil pastry
Baked rigatoni (Rigatoni al forno)

Ep 7, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Eat like an Italian: Italy’s three edible national treasures
Bucatini Amatriciana
Apulian potato, mussels and rice bake
Frying pan Neapolitan pizza

Ep 8, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Snack like an Italian: The cracker your cheese board is missing
White wine and olive oil crackers (taralli al vino)
Handmade tagliatelle with ragú Napoletano
Ricotta zuccotto

Ep 9, Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Live like an Italian: How to nail the mid-week meal
Quick risoni “risotto” with pippies and cherry tomatoes
Red lentil penne with Sicilian pesto
Gluten-free Italian almond biscuits (ricciarelli)

Ep 10, Wednesday, March 11, 2020
One pot penne with tuna, olives and capers
Overnight bread baked in a cast iron pot
Casarecce with roasted tomatoes and burrata

1 Comment »

  1. Just love your show, your cooking and you make it look easy. O

    Comment by Joy de Koster — March 1, 2020 @ 11:07 pm | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

%d bloggers like this: