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

Tuna Fusilli with Olives and Sun Dried Tomatoes

    We all love pasta in this house which is no bad thing when you consider how versatile it is to use and how quick it is to cook. We often throw together speedy recipes at the last minute when dinner time is looming but preparation time is in short supply. With just a few… Read More

Linguine with Mussels and Anchovies

  Who said fast food needs to be unhealthy? Here is a mouthwatering meal that only takes 20 minutes to put together. The sauce can also be eaten alone with crusty bread and a glass of wine. Delicious! This recipe makes 10-12 servings so you might need to halve quantities if you aren’t feeding as many as we… Read More

Ribbon Vegetable Tagliatelle

      This is quick, cheap and easy recipe to throw together making it an ideal meal for when time is short, money is tight or talent is limited! Serves 6 Ingredients: 500g Tagliatelle 1 courgette 2-3 large carrots 3 garlic cloves 3-4 tablespoons olive oil   Method: Bring a large pan of salted… Read More

Quick Sausage and Tomato Pasta

    If you’re in a rush and need a quick, easy meal in half an hour look no further. It feeds 10-12 people, costs about £7 to make and works out at approximately 60 pence per person.   Ingredients:  10 sausages 700g pasta 1 tin of tomatoes Salt and Pepper 1 onion 2 cloves… Read More