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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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Cabbage and Rice and all Things Nice – All in one with the Cornish Game Hen

The idea was to introduce more cabbage into our family’s regular eating habits.  Nobody in my immediate family jumps up and down for joy at the thought of eating cabbage and so I was looking for a cunning plan, see? … Continue reading

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Head Nodding, Sighing and Enjoying Roman-style Oxtail Stew – Coda di bue alla vaccinara

This is a fourth post that I am writing on His Excellency The Oxtail Stew (coda di bue alla vaccinara) … which tells me two things.  One … that I like it and two, that I like to play around … Continue reading

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Lamon bean and pork rind stew – Fagioli con le Cotiche

Beans are good for the heart, and a bean is a bean is a bean, isn’t that so?  The Lamon beans were a first for me and when the grocer recommended them as being special, I was drawn to nodding … Continue reading

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Pea, Squid and Prawn Risotto

The seafood ingredients and the peas were all frozen.  And though fresh seafood would have been even better (definitely!), we can’ t always be sniffy about frozen foods.  The squid came from the Mediterranean and the prawns were from Argentina. … Continue reading

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Vitello tonnato – Veal in Tuna Sauce

Last summer (i.e. 2012), someone who cared about the state of tunny fish or tuna in the world kept up a very intense debate on facebook as to the future of this fish, portraying a grim and pessimistic future.  As … Continue reading

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Involtini di Carne cooked without the benefit of a pressure cooker

I am one of those people who think pressure cookers are brilliant, not uncool at all.  I realise, however, that some people do not own a pressure cooker even though they might not think badly of them.  So here is … Continue reading

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