Pasta

Spaghetti con le Sarde

Spaghetti con le Sarde

A traditional Sicilian pasta recipe which I absolutely adore, ‘spaghetti con le sarde’ is spaghetti with sardines, although for this recipe and these photos, I used fresh anchovies instead of sardines.  I used fresh anchovies because they were available at the fish market the day […]

Fusilli con Fave – with Italian Sausage, Broad Beans & Pecorino Romano

Fusilli con Fave – with Italian Sausage, Broad Beans & Pecorino Romano

Known as ‘Fave’ in Italy, Broad Beans are enjoyed and celebrated in any different ways when they come into season.  I’ve tried to be a bit creative with them in this pasta recipe and I promise that it will convert anybody who declares they disike […]

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

According to tradition the name of this pasta dish derives from Amatrice, a small town 160km from Rome.  Shepherds wanted to take simple ingredients with them when they went out to tend their flock, such as cheese, pepper & pasta.  To this they would add guanciale when […]

Spaghetti Nero di Seppie

Spaghetti Nero di Seppie

Visiting Venice bought back a culinary memory of a pasta dish that I have always loved but haven’t had for years,  Spaghetti Nero di Seppie – Spaghetti with Squid Ink!   If you’re not comfortable buying a whole squid/cuttlefish and cleaning it yourself, ask your friendly fish monger […]

Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin Gnocchi

With Autumn now in full swing,  I am only too happy to pull out another recipe involving the beautiful Pumpkin! Steering away from desserts this time though and choosing instead a recipe that also covers my love of Italian food. While I have made gnocchi […]

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe

The first time Alberto took me out to lunch in Rome, he took me to Roscioli and even though I had lived in Italy for many years, it was actually the first time I had tasted ‘Cacio e Pepe’.   When made correctly it is a luxurious […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

When I mentioned recently that I needed to add some more savoury recipes to my blog, I thought I’d start by adding a new ‘pasta’ category.  Rome boasts some pretty amazing traditional pasta dishes, so why not start with a recipe that is part of […]