RECIPES

Traditional Carbonara

Traditional Carbonara

Years of living in Rome has left me very discerning when it comes to traditional carbonara – no peas, mushrooms, cream or thin bacon rashers pretending to be pancetta or guanciale.

Ragu’ alla Bolognese

Ragu’ alla Bolognese

There’s a vast difference between pasta with a bit of a mince meat on top and ragu’. If you want that rich deep flavour, make sure the meat isn’t overcrowded while it’s cooking and that it goes into a very hot pan so that it really browns off on the […]

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Gnocchi al Pomodoro

I am always surprised by how quick this is to make so don’t buy your gnocchi ready made when this process can actually be quite social if you sit around making them with whoever’s going to be doing the eating with you. Plus it’s totally fail-proof if you’re someone who’s had a bad experience trying to make egg pasta by hand.