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How to cook pasta like a real Italian.

Take a deep pot and fill it with water half way up, then put it on the fire and wait for the boiling water. 79 more words

First Courses

Griddled chicory with Gorgonzola dressing

This was a recipe I planned to use as a first course but with sourdough bread it was really substantial and I was too full to eat anything else. 348 more words

Roasted beetroot, orange and feta salad

Beetroot is one of those vegetables people either love or hate. Roasting beetroot in olive oil and sea salt is completely different to eating tiny balls of vacuum packed beetroot soaked in vinegar. 280 more words

Caramelised fennel, anchovy and chilli spaghetti/linguine

This is an adaptation of a Waitrose recipe which appeared in one of its periodic MyWaitrose members’ mailings.  The original recipe called for sardines but because I don’t care for sardines I decided to modify the recipe.   496 more words

Main Courses

Unexpected guests for dinner....

Since a few months, I have been doing mystery shopping in hotels, resorts and of course in their restaurants, therefore there is plenty of extremely well prepared food to taste……. 373 more words


Broccoli and Stilton soup

I was sitting up in bed on Saturday morning planning my week’s food shopping – reading through recipes online, as well as my cook books, while drinking cups of tea in the warm. 382 more words

Risotto with duck entrails

It might seems rather unusual, but yes Venetian and of course Italian eat entrails. It was poor people food and they are still eaten in many Italian regions. 364 more words