Category Archives: Secondi (main course

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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Pecorino Frittata … And We Won’t Mention Tripe! – Uova in Trippa

With the holiday season already started and long lists of things-to-do and things-to-buy piling up whether we want them or not (Christmas and New Year can by trying times for many people), having to think of what to make for … 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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Carbonara Cauliflower Mac n’ Cheese

“Loving the Leftovers” … that is a category I added to my posts because ” l’arte del riciclo “, which translates into English as the art of using leftovers, is all about creating a FRESH dish using the remains of … Continue reading

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Picchiapò – pronounced peek-ya-poh

Leftovers are sneered at by people who subscribe to reasons that are either piously self-complacent or scientifically hygienic.  The first believe that there should never be a surfeit of food,  that planning and good husbandry are the essence of a … Continue reading

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Nutty about nuts! – Curry Nut Roast

Nuts are a wonderful invention of Nature and it’s a shame, really, that we tend to eat nuts mainly, or only, as ‘nibbles’, to accompany a drink at happy hour, or to add crunch to a cake. They are full … Continue reading

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Pushing My luck with Porchetta – A Second Attempt

So chuffed was I by my first attempt at making porchetta that I just had to try it a second time and brave the chance of beginner’s luck not sustaining me this time around. Result?  Glee.  Tee hee!  All went … Continue reading

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