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Poor Man’s Tagliata

The joys of a thick, BBQ’d and sliced on the bias, ‘Italian Tagliata’ style steak are worth striving for. Knock it ...

Broth of God

Stocks and broths are wonderful creations that we all should be making more of – not just because of their organole...

Broad Bean Risotto

A wonderfully fresh dish that you can serve as a starter, or as a main with a piece of chicken or fish to accompany...

Pork Involtini

We call them olives, the Italians call them involtini and the Americans and Australians, call them braciole. Whatev...

Minced Beef Wellington

Up the ante with a minced beef and mushroom duxelle sausage roll with homemade mustard and herb, rough puff pastry....

Parmesan Coated Pork Escalopes

Grilled or pan fried pork leg steaks can disappoint but cut them in half, cover with cling film, and beat them out ...

Risi e Bisi e Runner Beans

In it’s pure Venetian form, Risi e Bisi is a wet risotto of rice (obviously), smoked pancetta (usually), the best c...

Baked Butternut Squash Risotto

Squash risotto is real comfort food, can be cooked in advance and is amazingly easy. Finishing in the oven might se...

Beef, Cabbage, Apple & Horseradish Soup

a.k.a. Austerity Soup Is much a stew as a soup but, either way, it’s a robust and easy dish that doesn’t need cons...

Italian Meatball Pasta Sauce

These have to be the best meatballs we make and are so full of flavour that a small number are sufficient to feed f...