Category Archives: Italian

Pasta, rustic recipes and so much more.

Rimini Chicken

Many moons ago, on holiday in Italy, my family visited a restaurant in the Italian holiday resort of Rimini.  It was here that I tried the most amazing, juicy lemon chicken I have ever tasted.  It took me literally years … Continue reading

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Piccolino Birmingham

When you get an invite to the finest Italian restaurant Birmingham has to offer you know things are looking up. Piccolino Birmingham opened a few years ago.  It sits right in the culinary epicenter of Birmingham, Brindley place.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Pannetone Bread and Butter pudding

For christmas every year we seem to get given one of those boxed Italian sponge cakes with currants.  Pannetone as it is called, is actually rather good lightly toasted with a little butter.  But it also has one other use. … Continue reading

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Hot Chocolate Disaster Area

Well normally I am pretty handy in the kitchen, it is one thing that I pride myself on.  But I do have the odd day when my brain just goes off on a tangent and comes up with crazy unworkable … Continue reading

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Chicken Allassio

A wholesome tasty meal You need: Two chicken breasts One beef steak tomato One mixed meat tapas packet containing choritzo and parma ham One ball of fresh Mozzarella Olive oil Oregano This one is a bit fiddly but it is … Continue reading

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Lemon and Garlic Chicken

You need: One chicken, suitable for roasting. Two lemons Four cloves of Garlic Olive oil Tarragon, salt and pepper. Roasting potatoes and root veg if you like Switch oven on at 160 degrees. Place the chicken on a baking tray … Continue reading

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Tuscan Chicken

I recently came up with an Italian Chicken recipe on a warm summer night when I was having a bit of a cooking experiment day.  I hope you like it. Serves two. You will need: Six chicken thighs, skinned and … Continue reading

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Uncle Mario’s Meatballs

Ok the guy wasn’t really my uncle but he was my Mother’s boyfriend for a long time. He was also an excellent cook and he passed down the recipe for light meatballs to me about ten years ago. You will … Continue reading

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Italian Sausage and Chips

This recipe is incredibly simple and quick to make.  Handy for a guy on his own. You need four sausages, three large potatoes, one onion, olive oil, two garlic cloves, parsley, oregano, salt and black pepper. Pre-heat oven at 200c … Continue reading

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Limoncella Tirimisu

Here we have my simple recipe for a light Italian dessert.  Like most of my desserts it does contain alcohol.  Don’t worry, you will get used to it. So, you will need: Two tubs of mascapone cream cheese One packet … Continue reading

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