Comfort food from the Gods I don’t think it’s an outlandish claim to say pasta is the ultimate comfort food and in the world of delicious pasta dishes risotto is the most ridiculously creamy and comforting of them all. And now Melbourne has finally accepted that it’s well and truly time for some cooler climes, [...]
Get saucy in the kitchen Like a lot of Aussies, pasta is one of those things I eat on a weekly basis. Fast, inexpensive and utterly delicious even when made with a simple sauce, I’m not surprised that many Italians still eat it every day! There are tricks to making a seriously delectable pasta sauce [...]
Broad beans and bacon: the perfect match Most of the time when you see pasta recipes on restaurant menus or enjoy it at a friend’s place, it’s favourites like spaghetti, tagliatelle and penne that make an appearance. It’s the same at my place, where I’ll knock together a pasta puttanesca using penne, or a simple [...]
Breakfast, lunch and dinner the Italian way I’ve tweeted about Nigella Lawson’s new cook book and television show Nigellisma recently and when I came across episodes of the show on YouTube thought it would be appropriate to share one with you here. The premise of the book on which the series is based is Italian [...]
That naughty pasta recipe This has to be one of my favourite tomato based pasta recipes. Full of big bold flavours and an absolute cinch to make, pasta puttanesca hails from southern Italy and as such stars all their most loved ingredients such as olives, chilli pepper, garlic and capers. As you’d learn with a [...]
Pasta with a Russian twist Today I am going to break with tradition and share a recipe that involves pasta but does not originate my from beloved Italy! I’m referring to the classic comfort dish of beef stroganoff and while I realise it’s a big departure from my usual Italian recipes, after having it for [...]
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