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This cake is primarily prepared during the Christmas season in Genoa but it is even popular in the rest of the Liguria region, in Italy. In the United Kingdom, a similar version is known as Genoa cake. I know what you are thinking. Am I going to propose a Christmas recipe now? More than a […]

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New Year hangover

I bid goodbye to 2012 with friends, booze, music and dancing, yes I said dancing! But I started the 2013 with a culinary fiasco. Humbly, but truly, it was the first time in many years, that I had people at the table fidgeting with their knives and forks as if reluctant to eat my prepared […]

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With Father’s day round the corner I thought of proposing this straightforward fish recipe. The salt crust gives a sophisticated appearance to this dish however to prepare it is neither time consuming nor complicated. And don’t worry about the heavy amount of salt required this will not make the fish super salty! But don’t forget […]

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Don’t you think it’s fascinating that through our senses, especially through taste and smell, we are able to recall so many memories of a particular time in our life, of a season, or of a person?  This happens to me continuously and I am sure that it happens to you as well. One particular ingredient […]

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My mind immediately associates salt cod with Lent and with a poor man’s meal. Probably I got this impression because this dish was part of the diet of local rural families. My grandmother used to prepare bakkaljaw cooked in a tomato, caper, olive and mint sauce during the fasting period in Lent.  Yet, I have […]

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Under this leaden sky, stranded on the sofa, wrapped in multicolored fleece blankets, with a bleeding nose and a shortage of delightful food, I couldn’t help dreaming of a generous slice of this soft and crumbling vanilla cheesecake. If anyone is going to try it out please do get me a piece! Photo by David […]

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‘Is this without meat?’ – that was my brother’s archaic question whenever Mum cooked something vegeterian. I am not sure if he still insists on having some kind of meat in many of the dishes he eats but he used to INSIST, a lot! Well, this recipe has no meat and since we need to […]

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My husband’s second job preference is that of a butcher. I am saying this because one day he told me so and not because I would like him to become one, or because I imagine him carrying beef carcasses and whole pigs! But, I must admit, that he can handle and cut meat very well. […]

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Canteen facilities are one of my fringe benefits at work. Unfortunately, I find the canteen food unappetizing. I tried to eat there a couple of times in my early days but my taste buds were never satisfied, so I gave up. Now it’s been nearly four years that I take my entitled bag of fruit […]

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Serves 4 persons Ingredients: 4 large firm, but ripe peaches 100g savoiardi biscuits 80g softened butter 80g sugar 1 egg yolk 60g pine nuts 1 tsp cinnamon Slightly butter a baking dish. Wash the peaches and cut them in half, remove the stone and place on the baking dish.  Mix together the crushed savoiardi, soft […]

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