An Italian Journey: Sorrento

An Italian Journey: Sorrento

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Italian food is one of the most beloved cuisines in the world. But, you don't need to go out to eat or travel to Italy to eat the real deal anymore. Learn how to make the most authentic, rustic Italian food in your home with this masterclass from Italian chef, Francesco Mattana. Gnocchi is a type of dough made usually with mashed potatoes, flour and egg but you can also make it with sweet potato; or you can flavour the dough with nutmeg or any dry herbs like oregano. It can take a little bit of time to make the gnocchi as the potato needs to cook for a long time. But once you have the gnocchi ready to go, it will take less than 20 minutes to cook this recipe. About Chef Francesco Mattana: Chef Francesco is from Sardinia, a beautiful island in the South of Italy. He has a background in cooking, having spent 7 years as a Chef in Italy, Australia and London. He is now a Senior Teaching Chef for some of the top cookery schools in London. For Chef Francesco, being Italian, Italian cuisine is his passion. He has a developed, rustic Italian cooking style based on memories from his childhood – cooking with his Nonna, working on the farm and fishing with his Granddad. All of Chef Francesco’s recipes are original, traditional and based on the best ingredients.

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina


  • 500g gnocchi di patate
  • 400g fresh plum tomatoes (pomodori San Marzano)
  • A bunch of fresh basil (Italian)
  • 2 cloves of garlic 
  • 1 small red onion
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • Parmesan 
  • 1 mozzarella di bufala

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