Category Archives: Pasta

Recipe – Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza with Caramelized Shallots

A fabulous pizza where the sweetness of dried figs and caramelized shallots complements the smooth, tangy unctuousness of the Gorgonzola. The only thing that takes a bit of time to prepare are the onions and they can be made in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Linguine with Crab, Fresh Herbs, Lemon & Chili

One of the best things about pasta is that you can create something quite luxurious in a matter of minutes and this lovely seafood dish is no exception. If you can’t get hold of fresh crab, use the best quality … Continue reading

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Recipe – My Favorite ‘Mac ‘n Cheese’

Who doesn’t love a really good mac ‘n cheese? Or in this instance, any macaroni-sized pasta with a combination of your favorite cheeses. Here I used rotini pasta, Parmigiano Reggiano, Mozzarella, cave-aged Gruyere and a mature Dutch Prima Donna. Use … Continue reading

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Recipe – Risotto with Saffron & Lemon Zest

What could be more comforting than a bowl of creamy risotto, scented with saffron and lemon? ‘Risotto Milanese’ is one of my favorites and like all risotto, it’s ready in under 30 minutes, making this a wonderful supper dish for … Continue reading

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Recipes – Freezer Essentials

Apart from the obvious such as meat, fish, chicken, peas, vodka, raw pizza dough, ice, ice cream, ginger and garlic paste, butter, bread and soft fresh goat cheese – and in keeping with my philosophy of preparing meals that are … Continue reading

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Recipe – ‘Youvetsi’ (Greek Lamb Stew with Orzo Pasta)

I love one-dish suppers, especially when they involve pasta of any sort. There are many versions of Youvetsi, a traditional Greek recipe where orzo pasta is added to the stew at the very end. Purists will probably be up in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Pasta with a Shrimp Sauce

My love affair with Italian cuisine began long ago in the late 1950’s when our father, who was quite the gastronome unbeknownst to me back then, took us one Saturday morning to an Italian delicatessen that had just opened in … Continue reading

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