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Ingredients for 4 persons: 400g Vialone Nano (Riseria Ferron) rice* 800ml vegetable stock (I make my own with 2 carrots, 1 celery, 1 onion and 2 litres of water – simmer for 30 minutes) 2 small onions, finely chopped 1 celery stick 1 bay leaf 150g Maltese sausage 150g pumpkin, cut into small cubes 100g […]

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I feel an adrenalin rush as soon as I manage to get hold of some high quality, original type of pasta. When I got acquainted with the Paccheri type in one Neapolitan restaurant I realised that this pasta could be an inspiration for culinary creativity. This short, tube-like pasta has two versions: lisce (smooth) or rigate (ridged) – […]

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Last Sunday I invited over some friends for a risotto degustation menu. Since I’ve been to Verona I learnt about this ‘new’ technique of how to cook rice for risotto. Basically this cooking method requires no stirring and thus it is so very easy to cook a risotto menu that it can be done in a relatively short period of time. The preparation […]

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Pumpkin time!

Halloween is round the corner and its pumpkin time in the kitchen! We had in stock 2 colourful oblong pumpkins with which I decided to make a lasagne. The lasagne sheets we prepared home-made with egg pasta dough. For those of you who do not have free time to do them you can freely substitute these with ready-made lasagne sheets.

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Halloween Recipe

As years go by more importance is being given to Halloween in Malta. I managed to get a glimpse of one or two houses decorated with hanging spiders, fluorescent skeletons, and lighted pumpkins. Some are organizing costume parties, children are going more outdoors knocking at doors playing ‘trick or treat, others bake cakes for the […]

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