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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 […]

Fish & Seafood, Recipes, Soup & Stews

Venetian fish stew

Venetian Fish stew While on my Pescatarian adventures, there were nights when it was so cold that all I wanted was something warming and comforting. It would have been so easy to prepare myself a steaming bowl of carbs and stodge to do the trick. So I challenged myself the […]

Il Cudega Gorgonzola night
London, Places to eat

Il Cudega-Gorgonzola night

Being such a food lover, you could say I got a little excited to hear about a supper club night at new deli/cafe Il Cudega, (Fount London, Railway Arch 358, Westgate Street, London, E8 3 RN); a new Italian delicatessen/cafe specialising in Lombardian food. I took one of my best foodie […]