Tag: Italian

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 […]

Strozzapreti con Salsiccia

Strozzapreti con Salsiccia

Is there anything more satisfying than a bowl of fresh sauce with a fabulous sauce tossed through it? Today we’re using salsiccia sausage in our sauce with red wine and herbs with strozzapreti one of my favourite types of pasta. Salsiccia, Italian sausages, are usually made of pure pork, occasionally […]

Maremman Gastronomy, Simple and Genuine Cuisine

Maremman Gastronomy, Simple and Genuine Cuisine

The word Maremma instantly brings to mind endless green spaces, vast pastures, vineyards and olive groves constellating the landscape.Those who have never been there imagine a place where time has stopped, the typical habitat of the buttero, that is to say a shepherd on horseback, the Italian version of cowboys. […]

Happily Ever Afters – Affogato

Happily Ever Afters – Affogato

An affogato (literally meaning “drowned” in Italian) is a coffee-based pudding, usually taking the form of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream topped with a shot of hot espresso. Some variations also include a shot of Amaretto or other liqueur. It is a fabulous quick fix if you […]

Top five favourite Jacket Potato Fillings

Top five favourite Jacket Potato Fillings

The jacket potato is a British favourite – whether it’s eaten as a side to an evening meal or as a healthy lunch. These simple potatoes can be turned into a delicious snack just by using a little creativity for the filling but you might be reluctant to try something […]