Tommaso Tonioni shares his unique recipe for stuffed pasta, highlighting his love of both bees and his home country, Italy. The trio of central ingredients, honey, cheese and dried fig, remind Tonioni of his childhood, but it's a dish that can be enjoyed by anyone on any occasion at any time of the year. "It is definitely a dish worth sharing with someone you love," he says.
Tonioni expresses the growing plight of bees by showcasing honey and raw pollen in his dish. Honey is a natural ingredient, which has connected cultures around the world since ancient times. "It's a symbol of the well-being of the planet and an index of change at the environmental level. It's a raw ingredient which chefs should support more," he says.
As such, Tonioni feels his dish has combined impact - the environmental message it carries being equal to its incredible taste.
Have a go at making Tommaso Tonioni's incredible stuffed pasta dish following the steps below: