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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On Tour – Wareham
Dec14

On Tour – Wareham

Red Lion. North Street, Wareham BH20 4AB, England. A little gem in Wareham Camping is not a thing I do lightly; >30 years in HM Forces saw to that. My wife and our girls want me to bed under canvas yet they haven’t promised it to be bug free and bullet free, they claim they’re working on it; I remain sceptical. After an investment of several hundred £ in tents, sleeping bags and the best toilet on the market I decided...

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Honey and Madras Roast Chicken
Nov18

Honey and Madras Roast Chicken

Family time means everything to me, time to create, to enjoy, and most imortantly of all time to share. Every week we hold a ballot in #ParlezPantry to determine what we shall have for Sunday Lunch, each voter be they 9yrs old, or >51yrs old holds equal sway. This week was my choice and due to the heavy workload of the day job I opted for a nice and simple roast chicken, it really is the most simplest of presentations you can make...

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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 Two
Nov03

On Tour – Rome Part Two

Achille Al Pantheon by Habana 120, Via dei Pastini, 00186 Roma RM, Italy Great value, good food, friendly welcoming. Having walked past Habana Café several times during the week on our way to, and from various sites in the city, I was keen to try out the various claims from the staff, especially considering it is located but 40 yards from the Pantheon. Firstly the claim of ‘no service or cover charge’: FACT. Secondly the...

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