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  • ‘Scoccini’ (scotch-ini): when scotch eggs meet arancini

    This easter enjoy your scotch eggs with an alternative risotto shell. A recipe that smashes together two all-time crowd favourites, British scotch eggs and Sicilian arancini, into something quite spectacular. The method looks lengthy, but bare with it – it’s actually pretty simple and the end result is worth it. I challenge any gastro pub bar snack with these […]

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  • Panettone style bread and butter pudding

    If only smashing together British and Italian classics always went this well. This is up there with the original British bread and butter pudding, but with much less effort involved. Whisk, slice, soak, bake, and you’re done. Panettone at its best! “Oh good, the car is in needed of a good wash” would be the standard response you’d […]

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  • Roasted sprout and rosemary gnocchi covered in creamy mascarpone and stilton

    Roasted sprouts gnocchi

    Despite drawing a close to 2015 thinking that my kilt surely had one more belt hole, Christmas’ 12 days are not yet over, so #Drynuary, or any other holier-than-thou portmanteau initiative for that matter, can take a hike for now. This recipe is stodge of the highest order and is a twist on a dish that hails […]

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  • Bagna cauda: a wintery hot dip with piles of fresh crudities

    The Piemontese Bagna Cauda

    A dish that will give you the perfect excuse to devour a small vegetable patch worth of crudities! Not only are fresh fruit and veg easier to come by in Summer, the bright warm weather just makes you crave it more: a fresh fruit smoothy to kick off the day, a juicy caprese salad or cundiun (check out my post […]

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  • Filthy rich slow-roasted beef brisket ragú

    Ok then, pasta it is

      Mouthwatering, full-flavoured, super-easy one pot dish. A slow-roasted ragú you’ll be mopping up to the very last drop. If there was a sliding scale between the amount of pasta and the sauce that goes with it, my scale would be blatantly sliding all the way over to the side that says ‘SAUCE’. When having […]

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  • Noemi’s mushroom, sausage and blueberry risotto

    Noemi's risotto

    An earthy risotto from Lombardy, with a sharp berry twist. I made enough for 4 and ended up finishing it in one sitting myself. That would normally say more about me, but in this case I have to blame the grub. The sharpness of the blueberries lifts the dish and acts as a great palate cleanser, […]