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Faking Fish – Il Pesce Finto

“Pesce finto”, that translates into English as “fake fish”, is the kind of recipe our grandmothers would have resorted to,  the uber home/comfort food that children would enjoy on a visual level too.  Basically, it is made up of mashed … Continue reading

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Hounded by the Whore – Pasta alla Puttanesca

The mystery as to the origin of this saucily named pasta dish is not going to be solved any time soon but it would seem that Naples and thereabouts (Ischia) are good contenders. This is the version that I favour: … Continue reading

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