Fish Tagine with Potatoes, Tomatoes & Olives

I love fish and eat it at least once or twice a week and when I saw this recipe in Moro the Cookbook a few days’ ago, I knew I just had to make it. A few years’ ago, I almost lived by Moro: Moro the Cookbook, Casa Moro and Moro East. One of then biggest highlights […]

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Paccheri with Cod, Tomatoes, Olives, Capers, Hazelnuts & Pangrattato

One of my favourite restaurants in London is Bancone and I’ve been to it a few times since it opened in August last year. The first time I went I had this amazing paccheri and cod dish that I loved so much, I had it the second time too. I’ve often thought about trying to […]

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Seafood Pasta Sauce

My daughter Nicola has been visiting for 3 days with my youngest grandson – 6 months yesterday – and it’s been great to spend time with them. We both love fish and with an excellent fishmongers just down the road in central Twickenham, fish has twice been on the menu. On Monday evening I made […]

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Pan-fried Sea Bream with Griddled Radicchio, Courgette & Tomato

It’s not so long ago I wrote about the difficulty of buying radicchio but then I recently discovered a large display of it in Wholefoods in Richmond and so I’ve started buying it regularly again. Italians will say that Treviso tardivo is the best kind of radicchio but the kind most commonly found in UK […]

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Roast Sea Bream with Parsley, Lemon & Garlic Crust

I used to cook this dish so often that I was surprised, when I thought of making it tonight, to discover that it wasn’t already on the blog. There are so many recipes here now that sometimes I think, I’ll make ‘whatever’ and write it up, only to discover I did that two or three […]

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Roast Cod with Fennel, Pear & Radish Salad

I just loved the salad I had at the wonderful Barrafina recently: Fennel, Comice Pear & Radish … … It was so simple but perfectly put together and balanced and of course I knew immediately I’d want to recreate it at home some time. At Barrafina I ordered some Salt Cod Fritters to go with […]

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Leftover Lentils & Roasted Salmon

I don’t have the usual problem of this time of year: finding ways to use leftover turkey. My brother cooked our family’s Christmas dinner and no turkey came home with me! However, I did have a good amount of lentils left over from yesterday’s new year’s eve meal of Lentils & Sausages. And as I […]

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Sea Bream Roasted with New Potatoes,Tomatoes & Fresh Herbs

I first went to Rome in 2001. I’d booked myself into a language school for 4 weeks and was lucky enough to be able to stay in my friends Robert and Jenny’s flat; their first flat but close to the one I visited in March. Just a short distance past the old city walls – […]

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Linguine with Prawns in Fresh Tomato & Chilli Sauce

This is one of my favourite supper dishes – easy and quick to make for one; easy to make for two, or three or more … I always have tomatoes on hand (see my Top Ten Ingredients), keep raw prawns in the freezer and am never without pasta – though linguine is best for this […]

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