It is often the most simple things that give us the biggest pleasure. (Okay, that may be a controversial statement – feel free to disagree!) This treccia di salmone e formaggio is just Continue reading
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Coochinando: a collection of southern Italian family recipes to be published in a book to raise funds for two of the charities that helped my husband to get through his life-threatening illness (read more). Give them a try, tell me how you get on and share the goodness with those you love! Never miss a recipe by signing up to email updates:
There are very few dishes as comforting, gratifying and as easy and quick to make as mozzarella in carrozza (mozzarella in a carriage).
The name goes to show how precious this cheese is to Italians: so precious that it deserves Continue reading
Tagliatelle alla boscaiola is a traditional Tuscan pasta dish. However, it is so yummy that it is cooked in many Italian regions, with a number of variations.
This dolce al cioccolato is a guarantee for a decadent cuddle when your body is shouting and begging for comfort and pure pleasure. It’s a very Continue reading
When comfort is all you crave and need then there is only one pasta dish that will do the job: penne con panna e zucchine. And note that I say cream before courgettes for good reason, because the Continue reading
There are foods that belong to your childhood that you simply cannot forget. What’s yours? Tramezzini tricolore (a type of focaccia style sandwiches) is definitely one of those for me.
They used to appear regularly Continue reading
Mezze maniche alla crema di spinaci e gorgonzola is a pasta dish that will not sound in the slightest bit familiar to you, or, for that matter, ring a bell for anyone else on this planet.
It was unknown even to me until Continue reading
Spaghetti alla carbonara is a much beloved national dish that is regularly the highlight of the day for millions of Italians, wherever they are, whatever place they call home. Continue reading
After such a long silence (sorry readers, it couldn’t be helped!), I could only come back with a massive Continue reading