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Recipes, Soup & Stews, Vegetarian

Vegetable minestrone with pesto

During the last couple of weeks I have been cooking and eating everything I desire, not giving calories a second thought. However, the problem with being half Italian, is that I may have the Italian mamma gene and need to be careful not to over indulge incase I end up being […]

Recipes, Soup & Stews, Vegetarian

Italian Cauliflower tomato stew

The final dish I cooked this week in the name of cauliflower lovin’, is a this delicious cauliflower tomato stew. The recipe is inspired by an ancient Le Marche (an eastern Italian region) dish which originally uses a special type of anchovy from the region. In this recipe, I have used […]

Recipes, Soup & Stews, Vegetarian

Sicilian Aubergine Caponata

Caponata is a typical Italian dish with many versions from the country’s different regions. Therefore, the last recipe I have decided to cook from the new cook book ‘Sicily’ is a traditional Sicilian Aubergine caponata. It was utterly delicious and extremely easy to throw together. The key to a great […]

Places to eat, UK

Marrocco’s Italian Restaurant, Hove

  On Friday, the boy decided to whisk me away for a last minute trip to Brighton, he thought it would be nice to get out of the city for a night and spend some quality time together. However, more importantly he wanted to take me to Marrocco’s, an authentic […]

Fucina
London, Places to eat

Fucina Italian Restaurant London

This week I had dinner on a girls night out at a new restaurant to the Italian food scene, Fucina. Opened at the beginning of October 2016, it’s located in the heart of Marylebone on the corner of Paddington street and Chiltern street with plans of a paneteria (italian bakery) […]

Recipes, Soup & Stews

Artichoke, broad bean & potato stew

So far this week I have cooked artichokes in a tart and (of course) in a pasta dish. To finish off the week of artichoke cooking, I have a stew that you guys could try. Originating from Basilicata, a southern region of Italy, this dish will only warm up your […]

Pies and Tarts, Recipes, Vegetarian

Artichoke tart

Like many other Italian foods & ingredients, I enjoyed my first taste of a cooked globe artichoke at my Pops’ Italian deli in my teens. Before then, I would refuse to eat anything that looked odd, especially a beige furry flower thing!! One of my favourite ways to eat artichokes back […]

London, Places to eat

Padella, London Bridge.

Walking out of London Bridge station, my phone vibrates with a Whatsapp message from my friend Tasha, ‘The queue is ridiculous, word has definitely got around.’ I look up from my phone to see a a line of bodies snaking around the front of Padella and across the neighbouring building. I walked […]

Loving my dinner
London, Places to eat

Zafferano – London

Weeknight dinner dates with your besties and loved ones are the best! Along with my favourite Brummie, Jodie and the boy, we decided to treat ourselves to dinner at Zafferano, Belgravia, London. Apart from always finding an excuse to dine at an Italian restaurant, I had roped in the others […]