Category: food

Gnocchi con pesce spada e zucchine

Gnocchi con pesce spada e zucchine

Gnocchi with swordfish and courgettes Swordfish is the much loved, national fish of Calabria. Still hunted traditionally, there are hundreds of recipes for delicious swordfish dishes from every corner of Calabria. My favourite is Gnocchi con pesce spade e zucchine this beautifully fresh and yet creamy […]

The Art of Aperitivo

The Art of Aperitivo

Effortless Style.  Those two words seem to epitomise the Italian race. It’s in their genes. And me, plagued with my inherited English awkwardness can just look on and admire how an entire population can manage to do even the simplest, mundane of tasks with such effortless […]

How to make lovely Limoncello

How to make lovely Limoncello

Anyone who has indulged in a belly busting Calabrian meal will be familiar with Limoncello.  This delicious liqueur is offered as a digestivo to help you wash down the plentiful courses that you are likely to have just swallowed.  Cool, sweet and light this is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.   (more…)

Gnocchi alla sorrentina

Gnocchi alla sorrentina

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is soul food, it’s that go to dish that you know is going to make you feel all kinds of good.  Using relatively few ingredients and quick and easy to make this is the quintessential taste of Italy that will please your […]

‘Nduja: spicing it up in the South of Italy

‘Nduja: spicing it up in the South of Italy

If spicy food gets your stomach rumbling, look no further than Calabria’s most famous export for a real taste of the fiery South.  This spicy sausage, locally known as the ‘Calabrian aphrodisiac’ is as addictive as the region itself and whether heated and spread on crusty […]

Pasta e pomodori aromatizzati

Pasta e pomodori aromatizzati

Italians have a knack of using few ingredients and yet making a dish which will blow your tastebuds.  This is another one of my favourite dishes which is again, quick and easy but packed full of flavour.

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