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Crazy Thrushes and Horsemeat from Zagorolo – I Tordi Matti

All right —  Hands up who hasn’t seen Mary Poppins as a child (whether you loved or hated it doeosn’t count)?  And don’t we all wish we could tidy up our rooms with a snap of the fingers? The initial … Continue reading

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Going Tuscan for St Valentine’s – Peposo, Cannellini and Spinach

Slow cooking can be very sexy.  Recipes that take a long time to cook and are thus ‘unfussy’ (i.e. do not require constant supervision), present an unassailable advantage:  they leave you plenty of time to pamper yourself and get ready … Continue reading

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Veal that wants to jump in your mouth – Saltimbocca alla romana

One of favourite son’s favourite dishes is Saltimbocca alla romana — which is not difficult to make but does entail a bit of step-1, step-2 and fiddle-de-dee.  I wouldn’t recommend making this recipe for more than six people at any … Continue reading

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Cheese and Polenta Casserole – pasticcio di polenta

Aha! if this photo could speak … notice a glass of martini on the left? I needed one … that’s all I can say.  I was getting a trifle flustered, at this stage, about 6 :30 p.m. shall we say, … Continue reading

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