Pasta and rice

all about pici pasta

All About Pici Pasta

One of the best books read by both the Chief Taster and myself last year was Iris Origo’s War In Val D’Orcia. This is a war diary written by an anglo-american l...
teppanyaki recipe with chicken and prawns

Teppanyaki with Chicken and Prawn

"How I find important place with bus and tube? Is impossibility. Tube map is like plate of noodles. Bus route is in-understandable." -Xiaolu Guo, A Concise Chi...
courgette and ricotta pasta recipe

Interesting, Compromise, Courgette Pasta

I call this recipe Interesting Compromise Pasta because at least the ricotta is better for you than the double cream of yesterday’s naughty pasta. It is base...
pasta al forno without bechamel

Ferragosto Lasagne Without Béchamel

It's 15th August today - widely celebrated in Italy as Ferragosto. There is something of the Marie Celeste about Italy in August, but in a good way. There’s ...
cauliflower pasta recipe

Farewell to Buena Vista Pasta

One of the best music festivals around is the Verbier festival. Every year the town, perfectly located halfway up a magnificent bowl of an alpine valley (the Va...