Tag Archives: Italian

La Coppola – old school Italian… thankfully

On my top five of favourite restaurant genres a little Italian restaurant would come pretty high up. There is something about a cosy little place which serves traditional Italian food – the veal, saucy steaks and fabulous sautéed potatoes. Back … Continue reading

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Review – Antichi Frantoi Francescani

Through my mail this week I received a bottle of Antichi Frantoi Francescani Extra Virgin Olive Oil courtesy of the rather wonderful Gabriele at http://www.sfoodle.com. Brimming in curiosity but hampered by knowledge I decided to do my homework before attempting … Continue reading

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Dell’Ugo Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot Fiorelli – my favourite convenience pasta.

There’s not much I dislike about pasta. When we were students in the 1980s we would eat mounds of the stuff – why not? its fast and easy. When I refer to pasta I think I probably mean dried spaghetti … Continue reading

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The second ribollita of my life – Part One

I’m feeling very smug as I write this. I’ve just cooked ribollita and it’s rather good. It isn’t difficult – it really is peasant food – but ribollita has a special place in my heart. Cast your mind back, if … Continue reading

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Playing with risotto

Over the winter months I tend to make a lot of risotto. The creamy and sometimes earthy flavours are just the ticket for combatting the cold. Other benefits are that it is pretty fast food and also a useful use-up … Continue reading

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