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

When Paddy Met Gennaro

  Mike takes over today’s blog as he describes the day Paddy finally met his hero. We hope you enjoy it! Regular readers will know of Paddy’s interest in cooking. He might only be eight-years-old but this is the child who can make his own pasta and can even gut a fish before making a… Read More

Talking Italian: We Chat Food and Family with Gennaro Contaldo

    Anyone who has read this blog for a while knows our love of all things Italian; the food, the country, the people… our family loves pretty much everything about it. If you are new and you didn’t know all this or you blinked and missed it, you can see our 2014 highlights in… Read More

Review: Noodle Kids

  Any meal that we cook is always made from scratch. We prefer to know what is in our food, which means ready meals are never seen in our house. Often when we are cooking we’ll have at least one or two helpers standing next to us, wanting to learn as much as possible about… Read More

Making Homemade Ravioli: It’s a Family Affair

  My Saturday plans to make fresh ravioli for dinner ended up with the opening of the culinary domestic sweatshop. Paddy came on board to cook the filling earlier on during the day. Afternoon came around and with the filling now cool, it was time to begin preparing the ravioli. Obviously, with 13 of us… Read More

5 top tips for perfect pancakes

      Get your pans ready for another pancake tossing extravaganza! Or if you’re anything like us, trying to catch the pancake in the pan again after some over-zealous throwing. Want to know how to make perfect pancakes? We’ll tell you!   Perfect Pancake Tip 1: Keep your batter lumpy Don’t worry about beating… Read More