An older Italian-born waiter told us about his obsession with polenta. His favourite combination was to serve it with mushroom ragout. Click here for: Blog post – Polenta Wish Mushrooms
A delicious and very easy variation on parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant baked with Parmesan cheese). Serve it with lemon flavoured pasta, a perfect foil for the richness of the eggplant! Click here for: Blog post – Eggplant Baked With Passata & Pesto – Served With Lemon Flavoured Pasta!
Lightly sprinkle the prepared tomatoes and cheese with salt and allow to sit for an hour or so. The salt draws out the juices and you might not need to add oil! Click here for: Blog post – We invite the neighbours in for nibbles!
The versatility of capsicums as an ingredient is extraordinary, including stir fries, pasta dishes, salads, pizzas, antipasta, curries and stews! Click here for: Blog post – Capsicums – Grilled and Fried
Semolina gnocchi are baked and give a result that is quite delicious, and surprisingly light in texture, and there is no need to be too concerned about their shape. Click here for: Blog post – Semolina Gnocchi
“The most perfect of all summer pasta dishes, for freshness and for lightness. Everything in the sauce – tomatoes, basil, and olive oil – is uncooked.” Click here for: Blog post – Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
“We were greeted by the chef who offered to prepare a special dish for us that night – tagliatelle with porcini and girolles in a creamy sauce!” Click here for: Blog post – Europe 2016 – Part 8 Recipe pdf – Mixed Mushroom Pasta
On the Italian Rivera we ate close to the ‘perfect’ tomato based pasta – cherry tomatoes in a rich, heavily reduced tomato sugo and a hint of basil. Click here for: Blog post – Recipes From The Italian Riviera Recipe pdf – Pasta Varigotti
These cheese-stuffed figs provide a simple nibble/appetiser or entrée. You can have fun experimenting with the filling. Click here for: Blog post – Recipes From The Italian Riviera Recipe pdf – Grilled Cheese-stuffed figs
A simple ‘Napoli’ style tomato sauce is quick to make from just a handful of tomatoes or from heaps of them. Click here for: Blog post – Tomato Sauce – Italian Style Recipe pdf – Tomato Sauce – Italian Style
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