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To Florence with Starwood

To Florence with Starwood

I’m off to Florence. Despite many a trip to Italy, Florence is one city I’ve yet to visit. So with a winter weekend away to playRead More

Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté Filling

Bresaola Wrapped Pork Escalopes with a Linguamatta Pâté Filling

A little jar of Linguamatta Pâté came my way, sent by those lovely people behind Tuscany Excellence, a new online Italian Deli. Also sent was aRead More

Recipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham

Recipe Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham

I’ve made loads of dishes from Cicchetti and Other Small Italian Dishes to Share. This dish though, Polenta Crostini with Cheese and Ham, is perhaps myRead More

Andrew
9 Sep
Recipe Venetian Chopped Liver Crostini

Recipe Venetian Chopped Liver Crostini

A simple recipe I’ve been meaning to write-up for an age. Its taken from the book Cicchetti and other small Italian Dishes to Share by LindyRead More

Andrew
29 Aug
La Pietriccia Agritourismo

La Pietriccia Agritourismo

He wouldn’t let the men near the sausage casing machine. In broken English me muttered something about the women having that ‘special touch’. Cranking the handleRead More

Cycling In Tuscany

Cycling In Tuscany

What a fantastic experience – a few days in Tuscany thanks to travel experts G Adventures – one of which involved a long cycle ride aroundRead More

Gnocchi Recipe

Gnocchi Recipe

Apparently that little tool you roll the dough down to make the characteristic ridges in Gnocchi is called a Rigagnocchi. A little man I know inRead More

Arnaldo Caprai Cooking School

Arnaldo Caprai Cooking School

If truth be told I didn’t learn a thing. I didn’t absorb a single word that our rotund little chef said, nor did I engage inRead More

Ragù alla Napolenta Recipe

Ragù alla Napolenta Recipe

My last meal in Naples was a simple pasta lunch at a little family run restaurant down near the docks. A seemingly long week of neverRead More

Andrew
28 Feb
Biscotti Di Vini Cannella

Biscotti Di Vini Cannella

Biscotti Di Vini Cannella, sounds so much more sophisticated than simply cinnamon flavoured wine biscuits! This recipe hails from the Barberani Winery down Orvieto-way (via aRead More

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