Archive for July, 2015

Amazing Arancini…

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These little hot rice pyramids (or other shapes) are sold as snacks in bakeries around Sicily. I travelled near Etna and there they were made in the shape of its famous volcano. Fillings vary from tomato sauce to mozzarella to, in this case, ragú with peas and Fontina cheese. In fact this is a perfect way to use up a …

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Pannacotta for Grown Ups…

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This recipe for a coffee pannacotta serves as an excellent finish to a summer dinner party. The strong espresso flavour works really well with the soft milky texture of the pannacotta and the coffee caramel brings a sweet crunch to the affair.
This recipe and many more features in ‘The Italian Cookery Course’ my encyclopaedia of authentic Italian seasonal cookery …

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Coconut Kisses… Sweet yet Saintly!

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These little treats are ideal for when you want something sweet or want stop sweet cravings as they have hardly any sugar and make a great alternative to a chocolate bar or a processed biscuit. They’re quick easy and fun to make and are ready in no time.
 
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Coconut kisses
As coconut is naturally sweet I …

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A Night in Venice… at the RAC!

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We were recently asked to hold an event at the historical Royal Automobile Club in London’s Mayfair. Our theme of the evening was our recent book ‘Venice – Recipes Lost and Found’. We designed a menu based on recipes we had discovered as we researched the region’s dishes.
Giancarlo, with the kind assistance of RAC Head Chef Phil Corrick and …

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