Tag: pasta

Restaurants, Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Perfect pasta at Padella

Padella opened in Borough Market in March this year. It’s basically a pasta bar where they make their hand-rolled pasta fresh every day and serve it with sauces and fillings inspired by trips to Italy. The simple menu offers eight handmade pasta dishes and a handful of classic starters. Okay, sounds good so far. Not so good […]

Recipes, Vegetarian recipes

Recipe: Goats’ cheese & beetroot fiorelli served with fresh spinach & chive pesto

I love beetroot and am always trying to eat more of it. A vegetable with many health benefits, beetroot was first cultivated by the Romans and belongs to the same family as chard and spinach. It’s know to help with intestinal problems, has a positive effect on blood pressure…and it’s delicious. So I was delighted […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

Tapas-style Italian at Bocco di Lupo

Today it’s time for a leisurely Saturday lunch in the heart of Soho. How I love Soho with its myriad bars and restaurants, food stalls, stylish people and quirky shops. After much consideration we picked Bocca di Lupo as today’s lunchtime venue. It opened in November 2008 and has become a firm favourite on the […]

Recipe book review, Recipes

Recipe book review: Gennaro’s Italian Family Favourites

Gennaro Contaldo is an Italian chef and restaurateur who has kept me entertained for years, with his engaging personality and passion for food and cooking. His series with Antonio Carluccio called Two Greedy Italians was a joy to watch. He also is credited as being the person who inspired Jamie Oliver to learn all about and fall […]

Restaurants, Restaurants in London

A taste of Naples in Covent Garden

Today I’m happy to say that I’m  headed back to Covent Garden, it’s been a while! And I’m trying out some Neapolitan cuisine at Rossopomodoro (which literally means red tomato). This is a restaurant that was born in Naples – the home of the pizza – and their claim is you won’t find a more […]

Fish recipes, Recipes, Recipes with leftovers, Salad recipes

Recipe: Prawn, pasta and pineapple salad

I hate throwing food away, my leftovers always go back into the fridge. All very good except for the fact that a lot of the time they end up in the bin a few days later. Not anymore…it’s time for me to get creative and think of ways to use those leftovers in delicious dishes. […]