Tag Archives: Italian

Cheesy Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Linguine

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These meatballs are brilliant for all the family. In fact, I got my two sons, aged nine and six, to make the meatballs while I got on with making the … Continue reading

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Italian Chicken Traybake

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This delicious midweek meal is so simple I might get sued under the Trade Descriptions Act for calling it a recipe. All you need is pack of bone-in, skin-on chicken … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day dinner…delivered to your door!

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I would rather stick rusty pins in my eyes than go out on Valentine’s Night. All those coo-ing couples and rip-off roses. No thanks. My ideal February 14 involves putting … Continue reading

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Theo Randall’s Porcini, Tomatoes and Cream Sauce for Pasta

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This pasta sauce recipe comes from Theo Randall’s ‘Pasta’ book. It is very rich and sweet and tomatoey. Totally delicious. Theo says: “When you add the cream to this dish, … Continue reading

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‘Hello Fresh’ Italian Polpetti Soup with Conchiglie (and get a £10 off voucher code)

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Every now and then, a housedad needs a break from cooking. All that shopping, and measuring, and chopping takes its toll. And so for a few days over the last … Continue reading

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Penne with Chanterelles, Mascarpone, Lemon and Truffle

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Husband and wife team Raff and Ren, who own  Giacobazzi’s Italian deli in Hampstead, North London, are intensely passionate about finding the best possible ingredients and treating their customers to … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Leftover Pork Ragu

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This recipe comes from Jamie Oliver’s ‘Money Saving Meals’. I’ve cooked it a couple of times because the kids love it. It’s spicy, rich and very tomatoey. It’s a great … Continue reading

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Italian Chicken Scallopini with San Daniele Ham

Italian chicken Scallopini with San Daniele ham

  This is a stunning multi-layered Italian classic that can be called Scaollopini, depending on what mood you’re in. My mood today is to say it as it is, so … Continue reading

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Pinwheel Chicken with San Daniele Ham and Spaghetti with Grana Padano Cream

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I’ve been asked to take part in a challenge to create a recipe using San Daniele ham and Grana Padano cheese, and here it is: pinwheel chicken. It looks lovely … Continue reading

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Baked Paccheri Pasta with Bolognese and Grana Padano Sauce

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I came across Paccheri pasta during my weekly shop. They are big rigatoni-like tubes that are fantastic for holding chunky sauces, like this best-ever Bolognese, which I make ahead in … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Classics with a Twist: Lasagne

The secret to a great lasagne, according to the Italian owner of my local deli, is layers. Lots and lots of layers. Keep stacking it high, keep spreading on the … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Beef Canneloni

‘You never make lasagne,’ my wife said the other night. ‘Too fiddly, too sloppy. I’ll do canneloni instead,’ I replied. Well, as you can see, this resulting dish is way … Continue reading

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