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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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  • Ligurian torta verde with spinach and asparagus


    Each year, torta verde, or torta pasqualina makes a special Easter Monday appearance at family picnics throughout the Ligurian country side. Delicious warm, and even better cold, this super-greens savoury cake is a crowd favourite. I have vivid memories charging around a field with my childhood friend Fabio during pasquetta, after chomping on endless slices of his Mum’s mouth watering torta […]

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  • Spring artichoke ravioli with thyme and walnuts

        This Easter weekend, if you’ve had your fill of lamb and are looking for another crowd pleaser, then these earthy artichoke ravioli may just do the trick. Growing up in Italy, I regularly visited my pseudo-Nonna Graziella, or Gra as I call her. You’d often find her at the sewing machine making her daughter a dress from […]