Mini Meatball Fedilini

This is a clever way with meat balls. As small individual portions it makes an elegant Italian starter. The smaller-sized meatballs and thin spaghetti also make a fun and wholesome dish for children. Or piled high on a big platter it makes a great family dish to share around the table.

Roman Artichokes

This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.

Fish Soup

I was surprised by the beautiful colours of this dish. It made me pine for the Mediterranean sun.

Pesto alla Genovese

I’ve gone out guns blazing to try to find the perfect recipe for pesto. Well, it may not be perfect, but without a trip to Genoa, it’s the closest I’ll ever get to eating an authentic pesto alla Genovese…

Trenette with Skate, Capers and Tomato

Skate is a hugely under-valued fish. We love it here. It’s also great for kids as it doesn’t have hard fish bones. I’ve been working on techniques using the distinctive texture of the flesh which reminds me of soft, subtle elvers. Here the fillets are teased into strands and fried – it works a treat with pasta.

Roast Vegetables with Halibut

This is one of those dishes I just knocked-up and then thought, I should post this, it’s really good.

Artichoke Pesto with Orecchiette

This vegetarian artichoke pesto-style sauce is perfect with oreccihette pasta shapes. It works a treat.

Potato Pizza With Tuna Fish and Sweetcorn

Here’s a cool recipe for lovers of tuna fish and sweetcorn – and pizzas. A great family recipe. It’s a pizza but made with potatoes!
A quick and easy recipe that can be made in 30 minutes and no more than 10 ingredients.

Italian Chicken Braise (Cacciatore)

This is a typical Italian ‘hunter’ style family meal – otherwise known as cacciatore (a braise based on tomatoes, onions, celery, carrots). It’s a WDC favourite, being easy to prepare, economic and wholesome.

Goat’s Cheese Bruschetta

This bruschetta is all about the combination dried basilica citron flowers with goat’s cheese.

Fennel, Lentil and Bean Salad

A tasty healthy salad, full of texture and goodness. Ideal as part of a low-cholesterol diet.

Osso Bucco

This is an Italian classic. Made with veal shin it is traditionally served with risotto Milanese and gremolata. It’s possibly my favourite Italian dish.

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chicken Cacciatore

One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients

Quick and Easy 30 minute Linguini and Prawns in Tomato and Tuna Sauce

One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients

Cannellini Bean Tartlet with Roasted Tomatoes, Artichokes and Pesto

These are great as a light lunch or dinner – perhaps with a bowl of soup…

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