Savoury Kitchen

Cherry Brandy Chicken

Cherry Brandy Chicken

This is a vintage recipe from my mother’s repertoire and one that I grew up with.  It will impress at any dinner party, and is much easier to put together than what it appears.  It’s also a quick recipe that you can easily make after a busy day […]

Rocket, Fig & Pecorino Salad with Honey and Balsamic

Rocket, Fig & Pecorino Salad with Honey and Balsamic

This is such a quick and easy salad to throw togther, essential to make during Summer when you’ll find fresh and seasonal summer fruits in abundance at your local market.  In this recipe, savoury and sweet flavours marry well together, and although this would be […]

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is delicious all year round but is particularly enjoyed as a meal during the hot Summer months.  I’ve ordered this a couple of times while out in Italy, and it’s usually a little disappointing.  My favourite go to recipe for Caesar Salad is my […]

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 […]

Salmon Soft Shell Tacos with Pico de Gallo (Salsa Fresca)

Salmon Soft Shell Tacos with Pico de Gallo (Salsa Fresca)

During high school, I spent a year as an exchange student in Arizona, USA and I discovered (and fell in love with) Tex-Mex!  The word ‘Tex-Mex’ describes a cuisine that is a fusion of Mexican and American, ‘Texan’ foods.  Some ingredients are common in Mexican […]

Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon & Maple Syrup

Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon & Maple Syrup

Everyone loves pancakes for breakfast, but sometimes it’s nice to change your usual recipe and try something different.  These pumpkin pancakes offer a bit of spice, the crispy bacon gives you a deliciously salty crunch and strangely enough, all this marries well with a good […]

Sformato di Asparagi  –  Asparagus Flan

Sformato di Asparagi – Asparagus Flan

  Spring in Italy means it’s time to take advantage of wonderful new seasonal vegetables and the markets just happen to be overflowing with beautiful bunches of Asparagus at the moment!  I love to eat Asparagus with a crunchy bite to it, so if the Asparagus spears are […]

Casatiello Napoletano with Quail Eggs

Casatiello Napoletano with Quail Eggs

Casatiello Napoletano is a savoury bread traditionally eaten during Easter celebrations.  I find it so very delicious and very addictive, and it’s hard not to eat too much of it at one sitting.  It is traditional to bake the Casatiello with chicken eggs placed on the […]

Trippa alla Romana – Roman Style Tripe

Trippa alla Romana – Roman Style Tripe

There were many years where I wouldn’t eat Tripe, and I understand that Tripe isn’t loved by everyone.  My mother never cooked it and if my father ever wanted Tripe, he would satisfy these cravings by visiting his mother.  My Calabrian Nonna knew how to […]

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Perfect Roast Potatoes

Nothing makes my heart (and belly) sing more than a perfect roast potato. Crunchy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside with a light sprinkling of good quality salt flakes, these definitely belong to the Royal Family of ‘comfort foods’.   It’s not really hard to achieve […]