Saffron Risotto with Prawns & Radicchio

It’s been a slightly strange day with changed plans, though I did get to see my lovely friends Jane and Terry this morning, which is a sunshine way to start the day. Evening plans were postponed so I dug around in the freezer, throwing away some things I deemed far too old to risk. I’m […]

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Travel Gourmet’s 5 Quick Fixes in the Kitchen

My attitude to preparing meals is very ‘pure’ in the sense that I never buy ready-made meals, I buy good quality – mostly organic – ingredients and keep things simple; an emphasis on cooking Italian style with just a very few ingredients. When I was a young thing with a young family, I used to […]

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Easy Suppers for Hot Summer Nights

Even a dedicated foodie who loves cooking finds the prospect of standing in a hot kitchen cooking a meal too much to contemplate when the temperature is touching 30C in London. The question of supper can only be – What’s the most simple, but delicious, thing I can prepare for supper? Of course some people […]

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Chestnut Trofie with Pancetta, Mushrooms & Radicchio

It may seem a strange and rather wintry dish for a day when the temperature has soared into the late 20s and everyone is seeking shade and a place to cool down. On the face of it chestnuts conjure up thoughts of Christmas and burning log fires. But to a certain extent, everyday suppers tend […]

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Griddled Sirloin Steak with Chimichurri

I’m a committed carnivore, hence tucking into Beef Tartare at the Duck & Waffle a couple of weeks ago, not to mention foie gras in Bilbao last weekend. However, I don’t eat meat every day; indeed many of my meals are meat free. But I had a rare but strong fancy for some steak today and […]

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Ten Things Not to Say to a Food Blogger

I caught sight of an article in the Huffington Post on Facebook yesterday about 10 things not to ask a food blogger. Of course, I was immediately attracted to reading it but then disappointed to find that the blogger in question was a nutritionist and dietician and the questions were nothing like anything someone might say to me […]

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