Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs
Jan25

Pork and Beef Chianti Soaked Meatballs

I am a firm believer in learning by doing. Too often you may see a recipe and there is a single picture of the finished article, maybe a carefully selected photograph of the one time they made it look perfect. It is all too common for a recipe or recipe blog to be a long list of ingredients followed by a body of text that doesn’t help the individual who is following the recipe know if they are on the right track. That’s...

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Seafood Pasta
Jan08

Seafood Pasta

Living in Italy for 3 years gave me a taste for all things fish, and blending it with a staple diet of freshly made tagliatelle is no bad thing. The most common form of seafood pasta in Italy is a pomodoro (tomato) based sauce, not thick but laden with shellfish whereby you have the work to do at the table, it’s beautiful, don’t get me wrong but very often the subtleness of the fish has been taken over. What follows is...

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Sri Lankan Curried Chicken Pasta
Dec22

Sri Lankan Curried Chicken Pasta

Apologies, this has taken far too long to get to print and now with Christmas upon us you could possibly store this one up, use some of your leftover turkey or wait until the new year; entirely your choice. You can use any shallow pan you have at your disposal, for me, I have a 15″ x 2.5″ paella pan that sits sufficiently over 2 burners, it could potentially create heat-spots if you don’t rotate the pan during the...

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24 hr Chianti Soaked Ragù
Nov17

24 hr Chianti Soaked Ragù

Back in 2000 when I moved to Ferrara, North Italy I began my true passion for all things food as I would regularly sit with my neighbours learning the language, both the spoken and the language of food and wine. As you will read in the Rules of #ParlezPantry (of which there are very few):  Wine: Don’t cook with it if you wouldn’t drink it. Wine: I have no rules regarding whether white wine must accompany fish or whether a...

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On Tour – Rome Part Three
Nov03

On Tour – Rome Part Three

Piazzale Gregorio VII 33, 00165 Rome, Italy. Attentive staff, great value and very good food Having read numerous good reviews of Goose we were excited to try the food and overall experience for ourselves, especially as it is only a 3 minute walk from the apartment we had rented and an equal distance from the Vatican. So, we reserved a table yesterday for this evening. Arriving at 7pm we were the first of the evening as the doors had...

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