Category Archives: Polpette: Meatballs as well as vegetable crocquettes

Baked Cauliflower and Potato Patties

I am doing my very best to find ways to reconfigure cauliflower into delectable and delightful concoctions, for cauliflower has never been my favourite veggie and never will  be.  I am not saying my efforts have been herculean but they … Continue reading

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A Craving for Sartù – Using Leftovers Backwards

Yesterday I wrote about some leftovers … see photo below:Here are the remains of what had been meatballs cooked in a tomato and pea sauce.  These leftovers could have easily been used to coat a lovely plate of pasta but, … Continue reading

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Meatballs with Peas – Polpette con Piselli

There is a bit of a wink-wink, friendly,  dig-in-the-ribs ‘thing’ going on amongst food bloggers based in Italy (and Rome in particular) as regards the making of meat balls … (or is it just the one word, meataball? Hmmm).  ‘Rachel … Continue reading

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Yet Another Meatball Recipe: Mrs Alberta’s Polpette from Frascati

This is quite a long post.  If you, dear reader, can’t be bothered with all the chit chat, do by all means go straight to the recipe, where the dotted line is.  What you might like to know in advance … Continue reading

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Loving the Leftovers – Kale Fritters and Meatballs made with Boiled Meat (Riclico con Cavolacci Fritti e Polpette di Bollito)

I would hate to cast aspersion on the Ayurvedic approach to eating which puts such a premium on freshness that it literally abhors and shuns the very notion of re-heating any food, on the grounds that such food will have … Continue reading

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Friends with Trends … Potluck and a Truffle Hunter

It’s good to have friends with food trends … or is it because we like our food that we become friends in the first place? Whatever … let me introduce you to three of them. (A) Entry number one is … Continue reading

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On a Silver Plate – Cream, Cognac and Posh Polpette

The thing with meatballs is that you either love them or sneer away from them if you’re not Italian.  I’ve yet to met an Italian who doesn’t like his or her ‘polpette’ (‘little pulps’ is the literal translation of meatballs … Continue reading

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