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From time to time we will post a seasonal Italian recipe for you to try at home. Some Ligurian, some traditional, some with a twist. ....whatever it is, it will be delicious and do-able.


Spaghetti alla Caprese

Spaghetti alla Caprese Spaghetti with tomato and mozzarella dressing Serves 4 This is a classic example of a ‘salsa al crudo’ – hot pasta tossed quickly, off the heat, with raw ingredients, served immediately. Most dressings of this kind need to rest at least 15 minutes prior to dressing to allow the flavours to infuse. …


Recipe – Panzanella Salad

Bread and tomato salad Panzanella This wonderful Tuscan salad will make you think twice before throwing away any stale bread. It’s very summery and makes a lovely accompaniment to a main course or just a lunchtime appetiser. Although it has been around for centuries, the ingredients still vary from place to place. In Florence, cucumbers …


Crostini con Salsa Marò

Spring has sprung - it's broad bean time. New recipe.


Zuppa Inglese

Download pdf of recipe here. Recipes for Zuppa Inglese first appeared in the late nineteenth century in the towns of Emilia-Romagna. Some say it originated when the Dukes of Este returned to Italy from England and instructed their chefs to recreate the English trifle they had enjoyed there. Unlike the English Trifle, the Zuppa Inglese …


Baked Quail Wrapped in Pancetta

Quail meat is delicate and very lean, sweet and not gamey or strong at all. The birds benefit from having pancetta wrapped around them to keep the meat moist and some strong herbs like rosemary and sage to flavour the potatoes. Of course you can simply roast the quails without the potatoes and serve them …

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