What makes Italian food so delectable? As chef, author, and TV personality Valentina Harris beautifully shows with these 90 recipes, the mouthwatering flavor comes from the use of only the freshest ingredients. With her help, and this gorgeously illustrated collection, even a beginner can cook up a luscious Italian feast to delight the senses. Harris goes through the year, presenting an array of tempting dishes that make the most of seasonal bounty. Baked Artichokes with Parmesan and Butter or Asparagus and Pea Risotto burst with the flavor of springtime produce. Sunny summer brings such treats as Prawn and Olive Salad or Cod Fillets with Chili, Garlic, and Capers. Take advantage of autumn's harvest with Baked Stuffed Mushrooms, Eggplant and Mozzarella Lasagne, and a tasty Blueberry Semifreddo. Warm up for winter with a classic, hearty Tuscan Vegetable Soup, Pork with Leeks, or Mixed Bean Casserole. From appetizer to dessert, every dish is irresistible.