Archive for December, 2018

A Sicilian favourite recipe… quick, easy and ideal for a drinks party!

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On a cool, bright day in Palermo, capital of Sicily we took a trip to the market in Ballarò. There I was bewitched, lured and dragged by my nose to a stall by the simple smell of roasting onions and rosemary.  It was owned by a father and son who performed a wonderful double act, calling out for people to come and admire …

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Figgy Pudding the Italian Way

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With Christmas fast approaching  I thought I’d share a Sicilian take on figgy pudding. Some years ago while travelling around the island researching for our cookbook on Sicily I was inspired by the sight of wild fig trees alongside dry stone walls. A sort of Yorkshire moors landscape only with intense sun that would have made any flat-capped shepherds faint …

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Recipes from our demo at the BBC Good Food Show

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Last week we had the pleasure of demonstrating two great recipes at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Giancarlo cooked up Cacio e pepe, a simple but delicious pasta dish with a sauce made with just black pepper and pecorino cheese (click here for the recipe). Meanwhile I cooked up some savoury cantuccini which are ideal …

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