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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.
This is an Italian stew made from spring vegetables including artichokes, broad beans, peas.
‘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…
Classic Spaghetti Carbonara for lunch today! Though no pancetta! Peas will have to do! https://t.co/9flTlFS78e via… https://t.co/zZHnt5QZya