Tag: Italian

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu

The Fifth Quarter Offal – the dirty word. It wasn’t so long ago that “the fifth quarter” formed a large part of our parents and grandparents diet. Today we see ourselves as being above such frugal eating but there can be no denying that these…

Wine: Fiano Everywhere!

Wine: Fiano Everywhere!

Fiano A couple of weeks ago we set off for our little Southern Italian adventure honeymoon. Two weeks of touring around the south of the country taking in parts of Puglia, Basilicata and Campania. It’s the first time I’ve really paid attention to the wine…

Wine: Libenzi, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Wine: Libenzi, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi

Italian Whites I’ve always been a red man. Big, beefy, tannic reds have always been my thing. That was until about four months ago when I was trying to pick out the white wine option for our wedding. I knew what the red would be…

Wine: Nausica, Nero D’Avola

Wine: Nausica, Nero D’Avola

Wine Features Since my first wine class at Ballymaloe Cookery School back in 2016 I was hooked. I had liked wine for a couple of years before that but had never really thought about it. I would buy a bottle, decide if I liked it…

Rocket and Walnut Pesto

Rocket and Walnut Pesto

Rocket and Walnut Pesto   Since the day I started cooking, I’ve loved making Pesto. In fact, when I first started this blog, my very first recipe was for a mixed herb pesto using the various herbs growing in my garden. Although it’s difficult to…

Torta della Nonna

Torta della Nonna

Torta della Nonna Grandmother’s Tart. “There is no recipe, we just make it!” came the response from an enthusiastic restaurant owner after our first meal in Florence a few years ago. I had requested the recipe for a very close relation, some may even say…

Tiramisu Veloce

Tiramisu Veloce

Quick Tiramisu “Would you like some of the local liqueur with your Tiramisu?” I don’t need to be asked twice. There’s a thunderstorm raging away outside and I’ll take any amount of liqueur, local or not, to take my mind off it. Five minutes later,…

Pop-Up Restaurant at Johnson’s, Newbridge

Pop-Up Restaurant at Johnson’s, Newbridge

The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up at Johnson’s Last Wednesday, the 14th of November I held my second pop-up in as many months. This would be the biggest one yet with 54 sitting for a three course meal in the homely surrounds of Johnson’s on the main…

Pollo Agrodolce

Pollo Agrodolce

Sweet and Sour Chicken   The term “sweet and sour” brings forward all kinds of unhelpful connotations. The majority of people will automatically assume that you mean the sticky, sickly sweet Chinese takeaway version that seemed to be everybody’s favourite Friday night treat ten years…

Pop-Up Restaurant at Ubh – A Summary

Pop-Up Restaurant at Ubh – A Summary

The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up at Ubh Last Tuesday I took over Ubh Café on George’s Street in Newbridge for The Kinneagh Kitchen Pop-Up Italian. I had gotten out of the habit of doing pop-ups but enjoyed my August one at Firmount House so much that…