Tag: pasta

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

A delightful lunch at La Tagliata in the City

Today we’re venturing into the City of London. A short walk from bustling Liverpool Street station through the throngs of City workers is La Tagliata, which opened this July. It’s all new and shiny with plush white seating along the walls and staff with welcoming smiles. The concept is wonderfully simple. There’s basically one starter […]

Restaurants in London, Uncategorized

Enjoying classic Italian at a London institution

Tonight I’m back in Covent Garden (which always makes me very happy) and I’m dining at a real London institution. Spaghetti House is nearly 60 ¬†years old. And it has a really good story. The original restaurant was set up by Northern Italian friends Lorenzo Fraquelli and Simone Lavarini in 1955. The two first met […]

Pasta recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Recipe: Simply the best macaroni cheese

So this is my friend Candy’s recipe for macaroni cheese. She was taught to cook it during school holidays on the North Coast of Natal in South Africa, by her Aunt Jenny. She cooked it for us recently and I think it’s the nicest macaroni cheese I’ve tasted, so I had to make it myself […]

Meat recipes, Pasta recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Recipes: Two great dishes with Parma ham

Okay, I admit it, I’m a bit of a ham fanatic! There’s always ham of some sort in my fridge and when I go to Italy or Spain I dream about lugging home a whole leg, complete with its special frame and knife so I can nibble freshly sliced delicacies at my leisure. As it’s […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Uncategorized

Fabulous pasta in the sunshine at Il Leone

I hadn’t been to Il Leone for years and now it’s practically a local with the new MyCiti bus service. As a constant user of public transport in London, I am thrilled that I can now catch the bus in Cape Town. So, armed with my pass, I had a quick bus hop, followed by […]

Restaurants in Cape Town, Uncategorized

Delicious Italian at A Tavola

How I love restaurants that always deliver. We’ve visited A Tavola so many times and always enjoy their fabulous, home-style Italian cooking. The menu offers classics like carpaccio, caprese salad, home-made pasta with a good range of sauces and veal dishes. Plus there’s a menu of specials which changes with the seasons. The biggest problem […]