Tag: Italian food

Hey Pesto !

Hey Pesto !

Who doesn’t like Pesto? We love it stirred in soup, tossed through pasta and baked in the oven inside giant earthy field mushrooms. These days the variations from the traditional green genovese variety are endless and today our niece, Catherine Kidd, from Catherine Kidd Nutrition is about to introduce us […]

Cecina

Cecina

I often forget how much I adore Italian food. The tastes and textures and its ability to surprise me with new and mouth-watering gems. Our latest discovery, Cecina, has been a blissful experience and one we’re delighted to share with you this morning.  In Italy, Cecina is a thin, crisp, […]

THE KING OF CHEESES: PARMIGIANO REGGIANO

THE KING OF CHEESES: PARMIGIANO REGGIANO

We are delighted to welcome Tania, from wonderful blog Peppercornz a self-styled food and culture blog. Tania is a chef living in Scotland with very strong Italian roots and today she proudly talks about Parmigiano Reggiano, the king of cheeses. A long time ago in the middle ages in northern […]

All The Flavours Of Siena

All The Flavours Of Siena

I don’t know about where you are, but boy is it cold in London today. I’m writing this with a stinking cold and the remnants of Christmas flu longing for sunnier climbs and sunshine on a plate. So without further ado, let us transport you to the beauty of Siena […]

Prime Cuts: Brisket – Bollito Misto

Prime Cuts: Brisket – Bollito Misto

Brisket is a cut of meat from the breast or lower chest of beef or veal. The definition for beef brisket differs according to where you live in the world. The brisket muscles include the superficial and deep pectorals, and because cattle do not have collar bones, these muscles support […]

Regional Italian Cuisine –  Insalata di Polipi

Regional Italian Cuisine – Insalata di Polipi

When we think of Italian food we tend to think of dishes of spaghetti, lasagna, minestrone, and tortellini. But what a terrible generalisation this is because if you were to travel to Italy you would be very shocked by the sheer quantity of regional variations. The simple truth is that […]

Sunday Lunch – Chicken Cacciatore

Sunday Lunch – Chicken Cacciatore

It’s Sunday Lunch and we’ve got some chicken pieces. We’re moving away from the more traditional Chasseur and Coq Au Vin today and heading straight to Italy and a classic hunter-style stew, packed with flavours and cooked on a low heat for an hour or so, so that the aromas of oregano […]

Venetian Cuisine: The Tradition Lives Again

Venetian Cuisine: The Tradition Lives Again

In the final part of our wonderful gastro tour around Italy we are in Venice, my favourite place in Italy. Visiting Venice means to enter in a new world, very different from others Italian locations, a place where art, design and cuisine too reflect the identity of Venetian: kind, original and magic, […]

Cannelloni al Cinghiale, Spinaci e Parmigiano

Cannelloni al Cinghiale, Spinaci e Parmigiano

Tomorrow in the UK it’s Mothers Day. We cherish our mother every day of the year not just Mothers Day, although we always have marked the occasion by spoiling her rotten. We are so lucky to still have her, she’s terminally ill with secondary breast cancer and not in good […]