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Fish & Seafood, Recipes

Braised trout in red wine

This recipe traditionally from Valle d’Aosta is a beautiful & quick recipe involving a simple fillet of trout. Recipes like this just make cooking fish at home easy. No drama! Ingredients (serve 4 people) 4 fillets of trouts 50g Unsalted Butter 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, grated SageFis Rosemary […]

Recipes, Soup & Stews

Rice, Spinach & Pancetta Soup

Tonight’s dinner is this really simple but flavoursome soup from Piemonte, which is called originally Wedding soup. No idea why though; that’s gone right over my head. Ingredients (serves 2) Olive oil 25g Butter 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 celery stick, chopped Parsley Sage 200g Spinach, chopped 700ml Beef stock […]

Carne (Meat Dishes), Pulses, Recipes

Sausage Tomato Lentil Stew

One of my favourite tv programmes is back on the BBC; ‘Unpacked Italy’ with Giorgio Locatelli & Andrew Graham-Dixon. Love this show; love these twos enthusiasm for their two greatest passions. Love how Giorgio got excited about making this simple ‘peasant’ stew with food from the lands. Unfortunately my ingredients […]

Pulses, Recipes

Cannellini bean, pancetta, kale tomato stew

There is nothing I love more than a stew in the winter, especially one that takes no time at all.   Ingredients 1 tin Peeled Tomatoes 1 tin Cannellini bean 150g Pancetta, diced 100g Kale 1 Onion, chopped 2 garlic, cloves Chilli flakes , pinch Mix of Italian herbs (Oregano, […]