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Quick and Easy Frittata

Tuna, chilli and onion frittata For such a simple mix of ingredients, this frittata has knock-out flavour.  It is super-quick to...

Seed and Nut Loaf

This dense nutty brown loaf is adapted from Sarah Britton’s Life-Changing Loaf recipe that she developed while living in Denmark. The...

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

On our travels to Vietnam, I was amazed to see the quantity of herbs used, huge bunches of them, instead of...

Salmon, Asparagus and Pea salad

Salmon, asparagus & pea salad with watercress dressing serves 6 This quintessentially English dish of pink poached salmon against a verdant selection of leaves is...

Lamb and Halloumi Kebabs

Lamb and Halloumi Kebabs   This is the ultimate fast food as the kebabs take just 3 minutes to cook on each...

Lamb Shank Tagine

Lamb Shank Tagine This is ideal entertaining food, as it can either be prepared in advance or it will sit patiently in...

Piri Piri Perfect Chicken

Peri-Peri Chicken, Halloumi Chips and Peri-Peri Dipping Sauce By making your own Peri-Peri chicken you avoid the use of refined...

Best Low-Carb Bread Recipe Ever!

Low-carb bread rolls This bread brings a smile to Giancarlo’s face every time I make it. Finally he gets the joy...

Guilt Free Coconut Pancakes

Coconut Pancakes, Whipped Coconut Cream & Raspberries There is no sugar in these pancakes, but they are naturally sweet from the coconut and...

Low-Carb Pizza Perfection

We all know that a good pizza is hard to beat. I have experimented with various alternative bases: cauliflower bases have...

Hot Chocolate Loveliness

Hot Chocolate Pots This recipe is a chocoholic’s idea of heaven, as my son Giorgio will vouch. At the age...

Comfort Food Low-Carb Style

Hot Raspberry Sponge Pudding I will be serving these buttery, jammy indulgences over the festive period as they are perfect for...

Plant Based Pasta Perfection

Having had a busy week with our new book ‘The Diabetes Weight-loss Cookbook’ being featured every day in the Daily...

Fabulous Fonduta…

For several years each January we have held a succession of very merry “Apres-Ski Evenings” at Caldesi in Campagna, when staff and...

Figgy Pudding the Italian Way

With Christmas fast approaching  I thought I’d share a Sicilian take on figgy pudding. Some years ago while travelling around...

Supperclub Cooking at Williams

Last weekend we were invited to cook for William Sitwell’s monthly supperclub at Weston Hall. We chose to cook from...

Fresh and Fast Tomato Sauce

Nine-minute Italian tomato sauce After years of not daring to alter Italian recipes from whichever mamma gave them to me, I...

Samphire with Eggs and Butter

Sipping an early cup of coffee in bed, I admired the view from my bedroom window of flat marshland, grazing...

Gluten Free and Gorgeous

We recently posted a picture of Torta Caprese on our FaceBook page as it's Giancarlo's favourite dessert and one he...

Pasta with Roman Raw Sauce

This rainbow in a bowl is Rome’s celebration of summer. Bright red cherry tomatoes are tossed with capers, olives, basil,...

A Nutty Cocoa Ravioli Recipe

Ravioli al cacao ripieni di gorgonzola e noci Cocoa ravioli stuffed with gorgonzola and walnuts   The cocoa gives the pasta a gorgeous...

Naked Pasta…

Here's an easy to make recipe from our latest book 'The Long and Short of Pasta' which from May 31st...

Holding Back The Years…

I recently appeared in the Daily Mail's 'FeMail' in an article covering the secrets to remaining youthful as the years...

Christmas Baking Ideas

Tuscan Christmas biscuits  The shops in Siena are full of these biscuits at this time of year but they are easy...

A Fun Recipe From a Fun Day…

We were recently invited by Paolo Arrigo to perform a demonstration at his Harrow based business Seeds of Italy (see...

A Summer Favourite…

What can I make for a family supper or a summer party this weekend? One of our favourites at this time...

Magic Muffins …

  Low-carb almond muffins This is a perfect breakfast or easily-carried lunch to take to work, I make them almost every day....

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