Savoury Kitchen

Coda alla Vaccinara – Roman Oxtail Stew

Coda alla Vaccinara – Roman Oxtail Stew

While you may have had Oxtail Stew before, if you haven’t tried this classic Roman recipe you really are missing out.  I love slow cooked meats and this is one recipe that is well worth the wait.  You will either buy beef or veal ‘tails’, and the butcher will cut […]

Eggs Benedict – Italian Style!

Eggs Benedict – Italian Style!

I love eggs for breakfast, and if I’m out, there is one dish I will always choose for a satisfying breakfast and that’s Eggs Benedict.  I would usually have this as ‘Brunch’, because I would rarely want lunch after a plate of these.  So, let’s […]

Sarde a Beccafico

Sarde a Beccafico

Although this recipe is traditionally made with sardines, I used fresh anchovies.  I visited my fish monger and he didn’t have sardines, but he had a beautiful tray of anchovies already cleaned & filetted… so I decided I’d just make the same recipe with a smaller fish.  […]

Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca

Saltimbocca in Italian means ‘jumps in the mouth’, and you’ll understand why once you taste them!  Saltimbocca are made from veal, slices of prosciutto crudo and sage.  It is a classic Roman recipe and one you’ll find in most restaurants in Rome.  Few ingredients are […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I’ll admit that I hated Brussels Sprouts as a child, always leaving them last on my plate.   Had we had them roasted though, we may have been a bit more enthusiastic about eating them. In fact, I’ve decided that roasting Brussels Sprouts with some salt […]

Tuscan White Bean Soup

Tuscan White Bean Soup

I love making soups and obviously that means I also love to eat them.  Apart from being a great comfort food, they can be easy to put together and it’s often a great way to camouflage a stack of vegetables from fussy children. The finer […]

Pappa al Pomodoro

Pappa al Pomodoro

I am excited to share a recipe from my twin sister Lisa, and apart from having her as a ‘guest blogger’,  I’m literally stealing a post from her blog, This Tuscan Life .   Lisa lives in Florence, and apart from working in the fashion industry, she […]

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 […]

Pork Belly with Apple Sauce

Pork Belly with Apple Sauce

During my recent trip home to Australia, I noticed Pork Belly on many restaurant menus.  It is an inexpensive part of pork and because of the fat content, it allows for roasting slowly on a low heat without drying out.  When cooked correctly, you should have […]

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

Having discovered that simply roasting chickpeas results in an addictive salty and crispy snack was bad enough, but discovering that they are also a healthy, low fat, high fiber, and whole food snack, was probably something I didn’t need to know. That was all the information […]