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Welcome to Adventures in food for April 2018


April – the month we can finally start celebrating a bit of sunshine. To channel some of those sunny good food feelings, we're designating this month Italian month in store, which is why this month's online food stories have a touch of La Dolce Vita to them. Flex your Italian cooking muscles with our meringue how-to, sip your way around Italy's finest vineyards in our wine guide and pick your perfect pasta as well as making the most of April's star ingredient: rhubarb. Buon appetito!

This month’s news

Platter of cured meats, salami and proscuitto

Meet the proscuitto maker

Find out what makes our charcuterie so authetic with a video from our suppliers

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Illustration of Italy with wine

Our favourite Italians

Raise your glass to the finest Italian wines with our expert guide on what to drink and how to pair

Italian wine guide

A pan of vegetables cooked in olive oil

Your ultimate pasta guide

Choose your style and your sauce, plus, dicsover why our traditionally made pasta tastes so good

Learn more about pasta

Online and in store offers

Online and in store offers

For foodie inspiration, seasonal ingredients and super savings, see our offers page

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Get a flavour of la dolce vita everyday with our Italian recipe ideas - buon appetito!

pan of poached eggs and sauce

Eggs for breakfast

Start the day as you mean to go on with our satisfying recipe for Italian baked eggs

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tomato and mozarella salad with basil

Snack on a zesty salad

Some of Italy's best dishes are the simplest - celebrate flavour with this tomato salad

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papadelle pasta with ragu topping

Quick and easy pasta

Dinner shouldn't take you all evening to prepare. Keep things easy and flavour-packed with our pasta

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 Baked nectarines on a tray with mascapone and pistachios

A sunny dessert

A a little sweet sunshine to your pudding with our juicy recipe for baked nectarines

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Our latest round up

Dinner tonight

Try something new in the kitchen with fresh ideas on the Cook with M&S app, like this light and succulent poached chicken recipe

Be inspired by our recipe app

Poached chicken with watercress in a bowl

If you try one thing... Make it vegetable lasagne

The classic dish gets a meat-free makeover

slices of vegetarian lasagne with fresh herbs

Top 5 Italian wines

Bellante Sparkling Rosè

1. Bellante sparkling rosè

Prosecco blended with a little Raboso for a delicate pink hue

Shop the bellante

Pinot Grigio Spumante

2. Pinot grigio spumante

A light, fresh Northern Italian sparkler in a pretty patterned bottle

Shop the spumante

 Marsala Superiore Riserva

3. Marsala superiore riserva

Aged for 5 years, this luscious wine has rich fig and nut flavours

Shop the marsala

Italian Lager

4. Italian Lager

Light bodied, crisp and refreshing from the town of Biella, Piemonte

Shop the lager

Baracca & Fassoldi Chianti Riserva

5. Baracca & Fassoldi chianti riserva

An aged Tuscan Chianti with notes of black cherry, chocolate and violets

Shop the chianti


Food inspiration

marble board with yoghurt and granola

Visit the health hub

Healthy eating doesn't stop post January - get back on track with tips and recipe ideas from our heath hub

Start your health journey

Slices of rainbow layer cake with cup of tea

Just your cup of tea

Celebrate National Tea Day (21 April) with a selection of sweet treats and savoury snacks

Build your tea party

fruit and vegeatbles arranged on a marble surface

Rethink your food waste

It's time to be a fridge raider with our guide on using up those leftover fruit, vegetables and herbs

How to reduce food waste