Archive for September, 2015

Rome – Centuries in an Italian Kitchen – Out Now!


Our latest book is now on sale and you can purchase signed copies here.
We visited Rome many times to unearth the capital’s gastronomic gems – recipes both contemporary and centuries old.  We selected and tested a vast range of recipes including rustic seasonal soups, quick pasta dishes, slow-cooked joints, indulgent dolci and many, many more. The book’s photography, by …

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First Day of Autumn… Time for Gnocchi


This is my version of a ragù I tasted in a lasagnetta, a little lasagna in the restaurant, Il Divo, in a cave in Siena. The inclusion of fennel seeds is typically Tuscan. Instead of buying minced pork or sausage meat, Italians usually split sausages open and use the meat inside. Often the contents are just minced pork, garlic and salt …

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