Wholewheat pasta with courgettes

Mafalde integrali con zucchine from Lazio Wholewheat pasta gets a bad rap. That probably has something to do with the horrible gluey types that first came onto the market – you know, the ones that never quite cooked right and became a sludgey outside and kind of chewey inside. Well, wholegrain pasta has come a…

Polish – Italian fusion

As I have friends from all over the place, I don’t always eat and cook Italian. In fact one of my very best friends in Italy is Isabel, from near Kracow, and I often go to her house for dinner. Her speciality is a very Italian Spaghetti alla bolognese, but sometimes she goes back to…

Pizza!

Sorry there’s been so long between posts, work has been completely mad recently and I just haven’t had time to think. When you’re in a rush, you end up eating fast food, and in Italy that can mean only one thing: pizza!                     Credit: Free photos…

Pasta with Chickpeas

Pasta e ceci alla romana from Lazio This is definitely a dish that is eaten regularly in Italy in winter, and it is from what is known as la cucina povera¬†(poor cuisine) because the ingredients are so cheap and readily available. The homely roots of this pasta dish don’t make it any less tasty than…

Baked Mediterranean Swordfish

Pesce Spada alla Livornese from Tuscany I remember the first time I tried swordfish, on holiday in Spain with my parents. I was very young, and the idea of a fish with a “sword” attached to its face was fascinating to me, and I spent the rest of the holiday trying to catch a glimpse…

Christmas abandonment

Sorry sorry sorry, I abandoned this blog over Christmas as my parents have no wireless and their computer is a pain to upload photos to! Anyway, I’m back and will now be posting regularly again, but in the meantime here is some photographic evidence of how fat I have been over the holidays (no kidding,…