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Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…
A Sicilian specialty made with chickpea flour. I’ve made my variety using lemon-scented basil flowers from Casanova and Daughters of Covent Garden.
Caponata is a Sicilian specialty. I’ve adapted the recipe to include basil flowers scented with cinnamon.
A lovely memory of a Seven Dials gem.
This may seem a little over-the-top for a dinner party – but you will certainly make an impression!
Well, what do you know, here’s a taste combination from out of the blue! Asparagus and dolci Gorgonzola. Add grilled polenta and well-paired wine and you will be in Italian food heaven.
Here’s a really easy way with gnocchi. Add to a quick cheese sauce made with Gorgonzola, add a few chives and that’s it. Use a good Gorgonzola (I’ve used the excellent cheese made by Tosi),
These pastries are irresistable. They look and taste delicious.
This recipe matches asparagus with a deconstructed puttanesca sauce. Surprisingly, this really works – the asparagus stands up well to the robust pizza flavours.
‘Risotto is my favourite dish, ever.’
This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.
This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…
Inspired by the ricotta tarts made in Naples at Easter.
I made eight flavours of biscotti as Christmas gifts. A bit mad, but lots of fun. The photo shows the hazelnut, orange and chocolate, and chocolate and chocolate flavour – the rest were eaten!
@sguetg You've inspired me! This isn't dad's (or mum's 🇮🇹 for that matter) craftwork... but they have taught me to… https://t.co/u2OK9OBe4r