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Isabella Franco

Italian film-maker Federico Fellini famously said that “Life is a combination of magic and pasta” and this sums up Isabella’s attitude towards food perfectly! Eating for pleasure, never calorie-counting and enjoying life to the full. 

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Learn how to make hearty and authentic Italian food with Chef Isabella Franco in this original masterclass. Get step by step instructions to these original recipes and ready yourself to enjoy homemade Italian food.

In this episode of Magic & Pasta, Italian Chef Isabella Franco makes a salmon and courgette frittata- healthy but by no means less delicious. 

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1 courgette

1 small onion

Olive oil for shallow frying

8 medium free-range eggs

Black pepper to taste

60g smoked salmon

Splash of milk

For the salad (optional): 100g cherry tomatoes

1 red chilli, deseeded

Sprig of mint

Olive oil


Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.

Brown the onions and add the courgettes. Cook until they turn golden.

Add the smoked salmon.

Beat the eggs in a large bowl. Season with pepper and loosen with a splash of milk.

Add the courgettes, onion and salmon to the mixture and stir well. Then return to the pan until it starts to set on the bottom, stirring the top occasionally.

Move to a hot grill to finish cooking the top.

In the meantime, chop the tomatoes and chilli. Tear the mint, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.