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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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This recipe was first published in the June edition of Cibus magazine. As part of my contribution in Cibus magazine I chose to prepare sides to accompany the grill, a popular cooking method at this time of the year. Since I love the sweet twist fruit gives to savoury food, I opted to include fruit […]

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Experiment: Chocolate pasta

This weekend our experiments in the kitchen were a little bit more daring than usual. On our recent visit to Italy we bought a piece of this particular cheese from Piedmont, known as Castelmagno. Normally made from cow’s milk, this semi-hard cheese is usually tinged with blue mould. It has a crumbly texture and a […]

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Sometimes, eating out can be a minefield. Whilst many may think of dining with friends as the perfect way to spend an evening or a sun-drenched weekend, others have worse things than calorie-counting to worry about. I was around thirteen years old when I first discovered that I had a potentially fatal allergy to pine […]

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How can I cook aubergines?

It’s Summer time, or rather end of Summer time! However, aubergines are easily available on the market. Many think that to cook aubergines is complicated since you need to put them under salt for a couple of hours before you cook them. I rarely do so and still get finger licking results! I found this […]

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Butta la Pasta

Pasta… I can never get enough of eating pasta! So many shapes, flavors, and varieties; fresh or dry; long or short;  with eggs or without; filled pasta or plain pasta… the list is endless. Pasta is loved all over the world from people of all ages yet no one prepares it better than Italians – […]

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