Tag: pasta

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]