PROMO | Discover the world of authentic Italian home-cooking in Silvia Colloca’s new show


  Cook Like An Italian with Silvia Colloca  Source: SBS
Cook Like An Italian with Silvia Colloca Source: SBS

Discover the world of authentic Italian home-cooking in Silvia Colloca’s new show

If you want to cook like an Italian, you must first learn to think like an Italian, shop like an Italian and stock your pantry like an Italian! And how do you do that? Leave it to acclaimed food writer and passionate home-cook Silvia Colloca to guide you through the tantalising world of authentic Italian home-cooking on her mouth-watering new show.

Premiering on SBS Food on Wednesday 8 January, Cook like an Italian with Silvia Colloca is a 10-part series written and hosted by Silvia. From kneading dough, to learning which flour to use and why dried pasta is better than fresh pasta when making certain sauces, Silvia will take you by the hand to discover a new approach to everyday Italian cooking. You’ll be surprised to learn that very little fat is required in Italian cooking, not every plate has garlic, nor does it have to be dusted in parmigiana and black pepper and submerged in olive oil.

Each episode features three dishes – primo (first course), secondo (second course) and dolce (dessert) – cooked by Silvia in her kitchen. Viewers will journey to Italian delis, markets and bakeries with her in search of the freshest ingredients.

Silvia Colloca says: “Cook like an Italian is your practical user’s guide to real Italian home-cooking. How we shop, how we stock our pantry and how we think about food, will ultimately result in cooking like an Italian. For me, it’s never really about a precise recipe or chef-y techniques, it’s about common sense, practicality, and of course flavour! I basically just want the recipes to be made over and over again and for the show to be like a good cookbook, full of sticky, bookmarked, well used pages!”

Josh Martin, SBS Commissioning Editor for Food, says: “I don’t think there’s anyone out there who doesn’t love Italian cuisine. When we say comfort food, most of us shout pizza or pasta. So, what does it take to cook a perfect Italian meal at home? And is it all just carbs? Silvia Colloca has the answers for all of us. She shares the recipes that have been in her family for generations with her trademark enthusiasm and flare. We are excited to have Silvia back on SBS Food and know viewers feel the same.” 

Cook like an Italian with Silvia Colloca is produced by Essential Media and Entertainment for SBS. 

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The series will also be available to catch up anywhere, anytime after broadcast on SBS On Demand.


Cook like an Italian with Silvia Colloca premieres at 8:30pm, Wednesday 8 January on SBS Food.







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