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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Farfalle with Pancetta, Mushrooms and Cream

I like to keep different shapes of pasta in my cupboard as although pasta is basically the same ingredient whatever the shape, different shapes do seem to fit some sauces better than others. Tonight I chose¬†farfalle – which comes from the Italian word,¬†farfalla, meaning butterfly. ‘A’ at the end of an Italian word (feminine) changes […]

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