An Evening with Antonio Carluccio and Our 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

Decadent Chocolate Mousse with Dulce de Leche and Meringue Pieces

        This is a truly luxurious dessert for when you aren’t counting calories and fancy something a little special but be warned, you’ll need a very sweet tooth. The perfect grown-up dessert for dinner parties, you can make it ahead of time and leave it to set during the day until it… Read More

Koulourakia (Greek Easter Biscuits)

  Greek Easter, like many Orthodox religions, is based on the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar that Catholics and many western churches follow. By following the Julian calendar and adhering to the practices of the early Christian church, it ensures that Easter is never celebrated on or before passover. As a result, the… Read More

Our February Degustabox Review (And a Discount for You!)

    After our first Degustabox UK last month we were looking forward to seeing what delights February’s box would bring. It wasn’t disappointing and had a refreshing spring feel about it. Here is a look at this month’s goodies:   Ritz Crisp & Thin   A new potato snack from Ritz that is oven-baked rather than… Read More

Paddy Cooks… Lemon, Ricotta and Pea Linguine

    The 8-year-old kid chef has been back in the kitchen this week – several times, in fact. Keen to hone his skills and to continue making good, tasty food for the family, he decided to create this recipe. We are certainly not complaining as it really is delicious. At this rate, Paddy’s plans… Read More