Tag: Italian

Roast Leg Of Lamb Stuffed With Wild Garlic Pesto

When I look out of the back door at my parents home at this time of year there is a carpet of wild garlic in the garden. In the days before my accident, when I would spend two hours or so cutting the grass, I would merrily plough through...

National Bacon Week – Bucatini Amatriciana

To celebrate national bacon week we are showcasing one of our favourite pasta sauces featuring bacon.  It’s proper name is amatriciana, originally known as gricia and in ancient Rome, Grici sold bread and comestibles and many of them originated from the Swiss canton of Grisons. The original amatriciana recipe...

Veal – Ossobuco

Back in Italy for the legendary Milanese dish Ossobuco. Slow cooked veal shanks cooked in white wine and a broth made from the holy trinity of vegetables in Italy, carrot, celery and onion. Ossobuco is traditionally served with gremolata and risotto although I am serving it with mashed potato...

Meat Free Monday – Caramelised Leek Risotto

Meat Free Monday has come round again and so has the increasingly chilly weather. It’s time to dust down the slow-cooker, polish the soup cauldron and settle down to a wondrous six months of hearty, soups, stews and today, risotto. There is something rather wonderful about cooking risotto, it’s...

Recipe Book – Intorno al tavolo a mangiare spaghetti alla bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is usually the first non-British dish most of us try. I was four  years old when I was first introduced to what I consider to be the finest Ragu/Bolognese sauce ever – my Mummy’s. I actually subscribe to the pseudo Italian phrase ‘ Just lika the Mama used to...
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