Posted: 21 June '11 by Niall
Poor old Carbonara! It’s one of the best-known, and probably the most abused, pasta dishes in the world. Here’s the authentic recipe from Antonio Carluccio for a quick, easy, and incredibly tasty meal.
Posted: 17 September '10 by Niall
Here’s one of our favourite Theo Randall recipes – the only way we could improve on his his Penne with sausage, pancetta and swiss chard was by using Hilltown Farm’s haggis sausages!
Posted: 13 August '10 by Niall
Just looking back through our recipe-list it’s pretty obvious that Italian cuisine is a big favourite of ours. I think I’ve bought most of what Antonio Carluccio, Giorgio Locatelli, and Elizabeth David have written on the subject. So it says a lot about Theo Randall’s abilities that we became such huge fans of his so..
Categories: Books for Cooks
Posted: 10 August '10 by Niall
Here’s a great little recipe for a light meal on these (slightly) warmer Summer days – it’s perfect for a mid-week meal too, taking only as long as it takes the pasta to cool after you’ve cooked it, providing you’ve made the pesto in advance. The recipe is a tweaked version of Ina Garten’s (of..
Posted: 23 July '10 by Niall and Kelly
Kelly’s love of Italian food knows almost no bounds, and one of her favourite chefs is Theo Randall. I’d have to agree – his dishes always seem so flavoursome, often quite simple, and smack of authentic Italian cooking. Perfect for the home cook. With the publication of his new book Pasta there’s now a great..
Posted: 21 May '10 by Niall
Ever since I managed to find some sachets of squid ink I’ve been dying to make pasta al nivuro di siccia – pasta in squid ink sauce. I’d never seen the dish in person and I’ve only managed to track down a few photographs online, which only added to the mystique. It’s always seemed like..
Posted: 25 March '10 by Niall
Here’s another quick and tasty recipe that’s a mid-week favourite of ours: Pappardelle with chestnut mushrooms. Admittedly, it doesn’t sound that exciting – but you’ll be surprised just how tasty and filling the dish it. While you can substitute other types of pasta (tagliatelle would also be good), I really wouldn’t try using white/button mushrooms..
Posted: 08 March '10 by Niall
Last weekend I thought I’d make one of my favourite dishes, Bolognese Ragu.. A really simple meal, but one that has a million and one different recipes for it. This is the best recipe for Bolognese that I know of and it produces a very tasty, authentic Italian meal. You’ll be surprised by a few..