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Ragu alla Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese is a classic Italian dish that is now found all over the world and has ended up with everyone’s recipe having their own touches or differences. But actual Ragu alla Bolognese, or simply Ragù, however is a dish that is much more delicate and is still very closely ingrained in Italian culture and if you stray from the classic Ragù recipe then it simply becomes something that is…

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Lasagne

Lasagne (or “Lasagna” if you’re American) is a classic Italian dish, or perhaps a better word would be iconic since it’s even found it’s way into foodie folklore by being Garfield’s, the ornery cartoon cat, favourite dish. But whether you’re an Italian, Englishman, American, a Cat, Dog, Squirrel, Alpaca or Guinea Pig, everyone has their own version of Lasagne. This recipe here is my very own that I’ve tweaked over…

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Beef and Ale Stew

Stews are such a great meal – they’re hearty, filling, warming and they can be just set off and left to bubble away for a few hours while you go about your day. There’s virtually no limit to what you can put into a stew, but I’ve gone for a classic combination of Beef and Ale which I don’t think could be any easier to make. The brilliant thing about…

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Garlic & Herb Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts

I love gnocchi, but one of my favourite things to do with it isn’t boiling it, like is usually directed on the packet, but roasting it in a little oil in the pan. It makes for a much better texture and can be the basis for some wonderful meals. This one is a great combination as the slight crispiness of the gnocchi and the crunch of the pine nuts contrasts…

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Pork Tenderloin with Tomato & Red Pepper Sauce

This recipe came about as I had a Pork Tenderloin in the fridge that I wanted to use, but I also had a real craving for something with some Italian flavours. I was originally going to make the sauce for this with jarred sun-dried tomatoes; but as I have a very small local shop, they didn’t have any! So I improvised by oven-drying some Piccolo Cherry Tomatoes instead, and it…

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