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  • Busiate verdi with pesto trapanese

    busiate al pesto trapanese

      Last year my parents travelled to Sicily on holiday and whilst there sampled one of the local dishes, Busiate al Pesto Trapanese. They brought back a bag of busiate, which I demolished instantly. Busiate are essentially a chunkier and longer version of Ligurian trofie, also often eaten with pesto. The latin root of the word pesto gave birth to […]

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  • Ligurian torta verde with spinach and asparagus

    Finished!

    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 […]