Tuna carpaccio

Tuna carpaccio - Looks really sophisticated but it's so simple to make. Great food made easy! - tuna, in one piece, cut from the loin, sprigs fresh dill, Small bunch parsley, unwaxed lemon, lime, preferably organic, capers, olive oil, taggiasca olives, pitted, Sea salt, black pepper, Wrap the tuna in cling film and chill for [...]

Smoked salmon mini muffins

Smoked salmon mini muffins - Elegant finger food for an evening with friends - smoked salmon, eggs, full fat plain yogurt, Sprig of dill½, lemon, olive oil, plain flour, baking powder, Sea salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas 4; Cut the smoked salmon into thin strips. Squeeze the lemon and drizzle the juice over the [...]

Parma ham with peaches in a balsamic dressing

Parma ham with peaches in a balsamic dressing - Quick, easy and impressive starter - packet fresh baby leaf salad, slices top quality Parma ham, ripe but firm yellow-flesh peaches, parmesan, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Sea salt, TURN THE GRILL ON TO HIGH; Wash and halve the peaches and remove the stones. Heat a griddle [...]

Vellutata di funghi

Vellutata di funghi - A creamy, comforting mushroom soup - chestnut mushrooms, dried porcini, full fat milk, chopped parsley, Knob of butter, vegetable stock, clove garlic, onion, small, olive oil, cornflour, Sea salt, black pepper, Put the dried porcini in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for about 10 minutes.; Peel [...]

Quiche with ham and pecorino

Quiche with ham and pecorino - Crisp pastry and just-set filling - simple and scrumptious! - thickly sliced good quality ham, grated pecorino, sprig rosemary, crème fraiche, eggs, butter, plain wholemeal flour, Sea salt, black pepper, Nutmeg, If you are using shop-bought pastry, skip to step 3. Otherwise...; Cube the butter. Put it in a [...]

Broccoli, dolcelatte and hazelnut soup

Broccoli, dolcelatte and hazelnut soup - A delicious warming soup for wintry nights - broccoli florets, roughly one small head, dolcelatte, ground hazelnuts, onion, clove garlic, olive oil, vegetable stock, black pepper, Peel and chop the onion. Peel and bash the garlic clove. Rinse the broccoli florets and set aside. Prepare the stock according to [...]

Champagne risotto

Champagne risotto - Glorious vegetarian main or elegant starter. Champagne risotto was popular with ‘la dolce vita’ set in 1960s Rome. - cream cheese, such as Philadelphia, pomegranate, chopped parsley, butter, Grated parmesan, sparkling wine, shallots, olive oil, carnaroli rice, vegetable stock, Sea salt, black pepper, Cut the pomegranate in half. Scoop out the seeds [...]

Mini quiches with sweet onion and goat’s cheese

Mini quiches with sweet onion and goat's cheese - Impressive starter - cold unsalted butter, soft goat’s cheese, 4 eggs, 200ml half-fat crème fraiche, plain flour, red onions, olive oil, red wine vinegar, demerara sugar, Sea salt, black pepper, Cut the butter into small pieces. Rub it into the flour. Add 2 tablespoons of ice [...]

Saffron risotto

Saffron risotto - Creamy, rich, aromatic risotto from Milan. Serve it as an elegant starter or the ideal accompaniment to veal or beef dishes. - shallots, butter, carnaroli rice, dry white wine, olive oil, Grated parmesan, beef or chicken stock, Large pinch of saffron threads, Sea salt, black pepper, Peel and finely chop the shallots. [...]

A white salad of chicory, celeriac and pears

A white salad of chicory, celeriac and pears - Easy, elegant starter full of flavours and textures - heads white chicory, small celeriac, lemon, green Williams pears, walnut kernels, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Sea salt, black pepper, Wash and core the pears and slice thinly. Drizzle with lemon juice and set aside. Peel and thinly [...]

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