This classic Greek dish, htapodi makaronatha, is another favourite in my home, and fortunately I able able to get fresh baby octopus to use in this dish. I generally have my local fish supplier prepare the octopus for me. If you cannot get canned cherry tomatoes, fresh ones are fine. It...
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I’m so very much into seafood at the moment that I had to search through my recipe folder and share with you some of my favourites. We are blessed with amazing seafood here on Kangaroo Island and this is a dish I found a few years ago in a Gourmet Traveller magazine that...
When on 25th December, 1476, Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan was murdered in the Church of Santo Stefano, few of his subjects or indeed his close family circle would have mourned his death. He had made many an enemy and those that did not directly hate him, loathed...
It wouldn’t be Friday if I didn’t share with you a recipe from my ‘must-make’ chocolate file and for those who are lovers of chocolate with an added dash of a little ‘something’, then this is for you. This recipe uses the wonderfully delicious Italian liqueur Tuaca, made from...
At the corner of rue Droite and rue de la Loge, in the old town of Nice, you will notice a cannonball, enbedded in the wall, which was fired in the 16th century from one of the ships of the Ottoman fleet commanded by the famous Barbarossa (Redbeard), which...
Here is another of my favourite ‘meatless dishes using eggplant and is a Greek version of moussaka or as Maria Bernardis, who created this recipe, calls it ‘fake moussaka’. I often prepare this when we are having guests for dinner, especially when I am doing lamb, so that any vegetarian...
I have often said how much I love cooking with eggplant and certainly Moussaka is one of my favourite dishes, but when I am looking for a meatless meal, I do sometimes turn to this recipe for eggplant parmigana. This is such a simple dish to prepare but it is...
I always like to keep a stock of ingredients that allow to make a dinner for unexpected guests which is quick and uncomplicated but still has that ‘wow’ factor. I have a habit of regularly looking through my recipes (this one is from Gourmet Traveller magazine) and stocking up on...
When the days turn warmer and longer I start to hanker for the food of summer days. I spend hours going through my recipes, looking for those special dishes that I so identify with warm Mediterranean days and nights. This is one such dish and even just sharing this...
Sculpted on the façade of Palazzo Soranzo, San Marco you will see an angel holding a globe decorated with a cross. Above the angel there is not only a badly damaged fresco of the Virgin and Child between two angels but also a hole, and it is the...
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My purpose is to get you to explore and experience new tastes and along the way to immerse yourself in the wonderful history of this diverse and wonderful region – from Venice to Istanbul, Rome to Dubrovnik, Athens to Crete and all places in between and in the surrounds. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted and enthralled as you take this trip with me.
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- The Siege – Arturo Perez-Reverte
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