Tag Archives: venus clams

Seafood Paella

Like so many women who decide to go forth and multiply, there came a point in the life of my friend Nieves Alberruche  when she became known, or ‘identifiable’, as the mother of her boys F. and R.  at the … Continue reading

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Cuscus with venus clams and courgettes

This is a variation of a cuscus dish I blogged about on 14 October 2010 (The Wonders of Cuscus).  It’s basically the same dish but this post … aha! … has blow-by-blow photos. One of the reasons I started this … Continue reading

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CC — clams and courgettes for the year-round popular pasta sauce

Spaghetti or linguine alle vongole … i.e. spaghetti or linguine with a venus-clam sauce … is, in very many ways, the epitome of a summer pasta dish.  But, as the Hungarian born British author George Mikes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mikes) wrote in his … Continue reading

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The next-best pesto …

Gareth Food knows his pesto.  Indeed, he has been invited to be a judge at the 2012 World Pesto Contest (Campionato Mondiale di Pesto al Mortaio), to be held at the Palazzo Ducale of Genoa on 17 March.  When you … Continue reading

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Chilled Asparagus and Venus Clam soup served in a glass

This is a recipe I learned at the Gambero Rosso cooking school in Rome a few years ago so I take no credit for it whatsover.  I love the fact that it can be made in advance and put in … Continue reading

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