Category: Italian

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Marisa’s Pasta

Well, hers, mine – and Norma’s too…

Monday, November 4, 2019

Panelle (Sicilian Chickpea Fritters) with Lemon Basil Flowers

A Sicilian specialty made with chickpea flour. I’ve made my variety using lemon-scented basil flowers from Casanova and Daughters of Covent Garden.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Caponata with Cinnamon Basil Flowers

Caponata is a Sicilian specialty. I’ve adapted the recipe to include basil flowers scented with cinnamon.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Sicilian Anchovies at Casanova and Daughters

A lovely memory of a Seven Dials gem.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Tosi Gorgonzola Canapés , Ice Cream, Burgers and Wardorf Salads

This may seem a little over-the-top for a dinner party – but you will certainly make an impression!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Tosi Gorgonzola with Asparagus on Polenta

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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Gnocchi with Tosi Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

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),

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Asparagus and Cheese Flan

These pastries are irresistable. They look and taste delicious.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Asparagus Pizza

This recipe matches asparagus with a deconstructed puttanesca sauce. Surprisingly, this really works – the asparagus stands up well to the robust pizza flavours.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Creamy, Buttery Asparagus Risotto

‘Risotto is my favourite dish, ever.’

Monday, July 9, 2018

Really Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta

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.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

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…

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Cake for Easter

Inspired by the ricotta tarts made in Naples at Easter.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Biscotti Eight Ways

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!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

A simple 30 minute Italian Classic.

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