An Evening with Antonio Carluccio and Cousin Alan’s Patatas Bravas Recipe

patatas bravas recipe

    Mike and I recently had the great privilege of attending an event with the fabulous Italian chef Antonio Carluccio to make the 160th anniversary celebrations of Italian tomato brand Cirio (pronounced CHI-rio). One of six children, Antonio was born in Vietri sul Mare, a jewel on the Amalfi coast where our family was fortunate… Read More

When Paddy Met Gennaro – The Sequel


    It is already almost a year ago since Paddy met his hero, Italian chef Gennaro Contaldo, and had the opportunity to help him create a dish or two. He has not stopped talking about it since and will be something he remembers fondly for a very long time.   Here is how they… Read More

Cooking Japanese Washoku with Valentine Warner and Panasonic


  Mike and I recently had the privilege of rubbing shoulders with several TV chefs during the last few weeks. It was a fabulous opportunity to see these talented chefs at work first-hand and to try some of their favourite dishes. Whilst we are great lovers of Greek and Italian foods, we were quite unfamiliar… Read More