Tagged with Italian

Arancini di riso

Arancini di riso

Oh my god, where does the time go?! One minute I’m blogging away contentedly on a weekly basis, and the next, over a month has passed, life has got in the way, and there’s not a blog post in sight…I have a lot of catching up to do! Last weekend I was at a wedding … Continue reading

Pappardelle with slow-cooked ox cheek ragù

Pappardelle with slow-cooked ox cheek ragù

It’s genuinely surprising the number of disgusted faces I was presented with when I told people I was making slow-cooked ox cheek ragù. I mean, we’re not talking tongue or tripe or some random body part that you would only see Z-list celebrities eating in a jungle in Australia. This is cheek we’re talking about. … Continue reading

Gnocchi with a spicy sausage and fennel ragù

Gnocchi with a spicy sausage and fennel ragù

Poor old gnocchi…I feel sorry for them. So misunderstood and under-appreciated by us British. But who can blame us? So often served as stodgy, chewy nuggets rather than the oh-so-light and fluffy little pillows they should be, they’re the forgotten cousin of the straight-A student – well-known and well-loved pasta. But when they reach the … Continue reading

Sweet Thursday

Sweet Thursday

When I made the difficult decision to leave my beloved Brixton and move to East London, I had to leave behind Franco Manca – one of the few places in London to get an authentic Neapolitan pizza. In the eternal battle to stay slim, I try not to eat pizza that much, which means that … Continue reading

Mixed bruschette

Mixed bruschette

Bruschette are simple, delicious and perfect as a starter or to have as canapés if you have friends over for drinks. The noun bruschetta comes from the Roman dialect verb bruscare, which means ‘to roast over coals’. The late Marcella Hazan thought the dish probably originated from ancient Rome, when olive growers bringing their olives to the local … Continue reading