Fried Polenta with Fresh Tomato, Garlic & Basil Sauce

It was a leftovers supper. I had a lot of polenta left over from the Fegato alla Veneziana I made a couple of evenings ago. At first I felt quite silly for having completely overestimated how much polenta I needed, but as it turned out it led me towards the simplest but most divinely tasty […]

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Aubergine, Tomato & Chickpea Curry

There’s been rather a lot of Christmas food about, even for someone who didn’t cook the Christmas dinner and therefore has no turkey leftovers! Thus I felt in need of something completely different tonight, touching on the healthy. I generally eat healthily. In my eclectic working life, part of it is spent as an alternative […]

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‘Drowned’ Cauliflower – Adding the ‘wow’ factor to cauliflower

I’ve been so enjoying the wonderful BBC2 series, Sicily Unpacked, with Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli that it’s got me thinking Sicilian cooking.  This was a recipe I used to cook a lot from Antonio Carluccio’s Vegetables, a really lovely book that – as the title suggests – is all about Italian ways of cooking […]

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