Anything that has asparagus and feta in it immediately has my attention, then add mint, cos lettuce, anchovies and lemon and I am already preparing the dish. This is sensational and with or without the egg (I do like the poached egg) this is just so right on every...
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There are times when I just want something very simple to prepare, but without compromising on taste and texture – well, this is one of those dishes and I never tire of making it. This has everything that I love about pasta and in this case – fresh broccoli, anchovies,...
Let’s take a little trip to Venice for dessert tonight – then we can have stroll and stop for a nightcap somewhere!! Well, maybe in reality not, but these wonderful jellies with Aperol and Proseccoan topped with finely pared orange zest will help you dream…. This recipe serves 4. Aperol spritz jellies...
Here is another of my favourite soups, just so flavoursome and just so Mediterranean. The combination of chorizo and the pipis is divine and the use of apple cider in this dish takes me back to Barcelona. The use of leek in place of onion provides a more subtle...
These little mouthfuls of delight are one of my favourite items for a tapas or mezze and although they take a little bit of work, they are certainly worth the effort and when offered warm drizzled with a little extra olive oil, I can assure they don’t last long....
This is an absolutely wonderful pasta dish which combines the seemingly unlikely pairing of chorizo and mussels but it is certainly one of my favourites – a combination of Spanish and Italian flavours – so Mediterranean. This recipe comes from José Pizzaro in his book Spanish Flavours. I have made...
This recipe is a request from a dear friend, so here it is. I know a lot of people find souffles a little daunting, and I have had my fair share of failures and a quick resort to the pantry for a substitute, but these are really a delight...
This is quite simply divine and from someone who doesn’t have a sweet tooth, I look forward to a slice of this little piece of Spanish heaven. The combination of cream cheese, goat’s curd and yoghurt makes the centre of this cake superb and the brandy is the perfect...
If you are a fan of terrines, and they do make a wonderful starter or part of a mezze or picnic, then the flavours of this chicken and parsley terrine are ones you will fall in love with. With or without the zucchini salad, this terrine packs a real...
My friends and clients would all know that I am partial to Campari and other than the enjoyment of it as a sublime liquid, it makes a wonderful addition to a dessert or cake, and I have shared a couple of other recipes using Campari. This cake is just...
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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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