Traditional trattoria cooking is the essence of Italian food - honest, fresh and satisfying dishes prepared by chefs who have wonderful cooking in their blood. It’s not expensive, it’s not complicated - and it never goes out of fashion. Trattoria Antipasti include Parma Ham with Figs, and three ways with marinated vegetables. The Primi Piatti chapter has recipes for deliciously simple soups, pasta, risotto, gnocchi, pizza and breads. Secondi Piatti include Grilled Tuna with Peperonata, and Beef on a Bed of Rocket. The Contorni recipes show that special Italian way with vegetables. Try Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Fennel Simmered in Olive Oil and Grilled Dark Mushrooms. Trattoria Sweet Things are legendary - try Zabaglione, gelato and sorbet, frozen chocolate profiteroles and more. Digestivi are special drinks such as Negroni, Campari and Limoncello, while Basics include Pesto, Tomato Sauce and dough for pastry and pasta.