Explore the flavours of Italy’s Amalfi Coast with recipes from Cucina di Amalfi by Ursula Ferrigno.

La Costiera Amalfitana, the Amalfi Coast, is also known as la divina costiera, ‘the divine coast’. And to me this is no surprise, because the whole area is magical, with its vertiginous terraces, historic churches and villas, pastel-painted villages clinging to the cliffs, all suspended between a clear blue sky and the sapphire waters of the Mediterranean. The Amalfi Coast is also where I was born and where I lived until I was 12 years old. Our home is the village of Minori, one of the 13 villages officially included in the costiera. Even after we moved to the UK, we would return to Italy every summer to be with my grandparents. To me it was, and still is, a paradise.