Pasta and rice

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...
mushroom risotto recipe

Earthy, Spooky Mushroom Risotto

To get a really earthy, musty taste the truffle oil is essential – the heat of the risotto causes wafts of wonderful truffle scent titillating the senses of the...