An Italian Journey: Sorrento

An Italian Journey: Sorrento

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Chef: Francesco Mattana Gnocchi is a type of dough made usually with mashed potatoes, flour and egg but you can make it in different ways, with sweet potato too; 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. So the dough is prepared in advance in this episode. 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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