This chapter covers the time when George had failed to get into remission after the first line of treatment and had just started a clinical trial.
Bucatini alla Ninfea – Bucatini with a butter and onion based sauce
Bucatini alla ninfea is the recipe I chose to share today, two years after I last posted on my beloved, but sadly neglected, Coochinando. Why this recipe? Because this pasta dish offers simple, uncomplicated joy. And it is a recipe that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s that special.
Falso tiramisu alla Nutella – No egg and no sugar Nutella tiramisu
Summer seems to have arrived. And I say seem because it is never really the case here in London. You get the illusion, you thank God for the sun and the more forgiving temperatures. But by the time you dared to switch
Treccia di salmone e formaggio – smoked salmon and cheese puff pastry braid
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
Mozzarella in carrozza – golden-crusted fried mozzarella sandwich
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
Why dinner parties may soon be facing extinction
Growing up in Naples, I loved Saturday nights, when my parents would almost invariably have their closest friends over for dinner. I still believe in what was so clear to me then: Continue reading
Roccocò – almond spiced biscuits
Tagliatelle alla boscaiola – tagliatelle boscaiola
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.
Dolce al cioccolato – gooey chocolate cake
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
Penne con panna e zucchine – cream and courgette pasta
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