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Porchetta

Porchetta

Porchetta There is palpable tension in the air. As Shane munches away on his box of Ritz, two Lazio fans are becoming irate just a couple of rows behind us in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico. Torino are leading by three goals to two and, from what […]

Roast Squash Soup

Roast Squash Soup

Roast Squash Soup I’ve never fully appreciated the beauty of Autumn until recently. When I was a teenager, Autumn was a season best avoided as it signaled the return of school, colder mornings and shorter, darker evenings, and although it also marked the return of […]

Roast Carrots with Cumin Seed

Roast Carrots with Cumin Seed

Roast Carrots with Cumin Seed It’s well and truly Autumn now. There is a chill in the air and despite not having the greatest Summer on record, the difference in the past few weeks has been obvious. I have been slowly phasing out my Summer […]

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia

Tomato and Sea Salt Focaccia It’s hot, unbearably so and we’re walking through the wild medieval style streets of Bari’s old town. It’s a tough place to get your bearings. Even at just one square km, its narrow winding streets mean that google maps has […]

Flatbread

Flatbread

Flatbread It’s National Bread Week this week but I’m in the somewhat unusual position of avoiding carbohydrates as far as possible. A Summer (more like a year) of over-indulgence has seen my waist line expand to horrendous levels while my stall selling bread at The […]

Spaghetti with Crab

Spaghetti with Crab

Spaghetti with Crab It can be a daunting task. Taking a living creature, dispatching killing it in your preferred manor and cooking it. That is before breaking through it’s tough exterior, removing the “dead man’s fingers” and scooping out as much flesh as you can […]

Matuffi – Layered Polenta and Ragu

Matuffi – Layered Polenta and Ragu

Matuffi I often find myself conflicted over many things in my life and partake in little self dialogues. Tea or coffee? A walk in Killinthomas Woods or on the Curragh? Watch a movie or waste away playing Football Manager? One of my chief self dialogues […]

Risotto con Porcini

Risotto con Porcini

Risotto con Porcini I find that we (the Irish) are not great for eating mushrooms. I’m not entirely sure why but I think our natural scepticism may have something to do with it. It’s for the same reason that your Mother would cook the chicken for […]

Winter Minestrone Soup

Winter Minestrone Soup

Winter Minestrone Soup Winter still hasn’t really taken hold. I know this because the beer I’m storing in the shed is rarely at a drinkable temperature – it still needs an hour in the fridge. It’s January, the beer should be frozen, let alone cold […]

Buglione – Tuscan Lamb Stew

Buglione – Tuscan Lamb Stew

Buglione – Tuscan Lamb Stew I love lamb – actually I love all meat! I’m drawn to food with a strong, robust flavour and I find that lamb gives me exactly what I want. It’s probably for this reason, that many other people dislike lamb. […]