Posts Tagged “Italian”

Italian Chowder with Cod and Kale

Italian Chowder with Cod and Kale

From Whole Foods Market   Serves 4 Here’s a satisfying family recipe incorporating seafood into your Health Starts Here™ lifestyle. It’s made with just enough of our frozen Wild-Caught Pacific Cod to provide good flavour to the broth and vegetables. This cod is value priced but high-quality, pure seafood never bathed or dipped in artificial…

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Forty Dean Street, Soho – restaurant review

Forty Dean Street, Soho – restaurant review

Dean Street is in the heart of Soho, central London. It runs from Oxford Street south to Shaftesbury Avenue and has a long and colourful history, as has much of this neighbourhood.  In 1764 the young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart gave a recital at number 21. Admiral Nelson lodged here the day before setting sail for…

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Mele e Pere, Soho – restaurant review

Mele e Pere, Soho – restaurant review

Mele e Pere is a little cracker of a restaurant and I am almost reluctant to publicise it any further for fear that the prices will go up and the chances of me getting a table will go down! This is an authentic northern Italian, casual dining restaurant smack in the middle of the very…

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Veal Piccata

Veal Piccata

From Stop and Shop   Ingredients 1 lb veal scaloppine 2 Tbsp of flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp paprika 1/8 tsp ground white pepper 1 Tbsp olive oil Lemon-Caper Sauce 2/3 cup dry white wine 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 tsp drained capers 1 tsp butter   Method Pound veal to 1/8″ thickness,…

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Italian Meatloaf

Italian Meatloaf

From Stop and Shop   Ingredients 1 egg, well beaten 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce with Italian herbs, divided 1 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup Italian style dry bread crumbs 1-1/2 tsp dried oregano leaves 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1 lb lean ground beef (93% fat free)   Method Preheat oven…

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One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch – restaurant review

One Canada Square for Saturday Brunch – restaurant review

Let’s be honest: most of us love the adrenalin-inducing frantic pace of London life. We are perhaps lucky if we can grab a plastic sandwich for lunch, and dinner can often be something of a rush or a take-away. But there is always the weekend. Brunch can be a special time. A quiet time partnered…

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One Canada Square Restaurant, Canary Wharf – review

One Canada Square Restaurant, Canary Wharf – review

Summer in London is a fleeting affair but we make the best of it. We seek sun traps, an impressive view, and even a vantage point from which to watch our boys being knocked out of Wimbledon or, less frequently, the World Cup. We also need feeding and we want to do that in style….

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The Food and Cooking of Venice and the North-East of Italy – review

The Food and Cooking of Venice and the North-East of Italy – review

Valentina Harris, author of The Food and Cooking of Venice and the North-East of Italy,  has long been the UK’s Italian culinary authority of choice. She has oft graced our TV screens in her own popular series as well as guesting on many food programmes. You might have had a glimpse of her working with the…

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Primo Italian Restaurant, Soho – review

Primo Italian Restaurant, Soho – review

It’s a new Italian restaurant but even though the gloss has not yet worn from the green upholstery I have the sense that Primo has a bright future. This is an airy and contemporary restaurant that seats around 70 in the main area. Yes, OK, so that’s larger than your regular side-street pasta and pizza…

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House of Roxy, Putney – restaurant review

House of Roxy, Putney – restaurant review

Putney has been a bit of a culinary wasteland, with a couple of exceptions – Ma Goa for Indian, for instance. But now it has a restaurant and speakeasy for late-night revellers, as well as those looking for lunch outside the office or for a break from shopping. Here we find the House of Roxy!…

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Raffles Hotel – Raffles Courtyard for a taste of Italy – restaurant review

Raffles Hotel – Raffles Courtyard for a taste of Italy – restaurant review

Tell anyone that you have just returned from Singapore and the question on their lips is bound to be ‘Did you visit Raffles?’ They don’t have to dignify that name with any appendage: everyone knows that there is only one Raffles and that’s the hotel – Raffles Hotel! One walks down Beach Road and there…

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Let’s Cook Italian by Gennaro Contaldo – review

Let’s Cook Italian by Gennaro Contaldo – review

We want comforting food. It’s cold and wintery and the economic climate isn’t that hot either. It’s time to get back to those old-fashioned values. Gennaro Contaldo introduces us to his Italian family favourites in Let’s Cook Italian.  They do travel rather well, and they are delicious. Gennaro often graces our TV screens, sometimes in…

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Valentina Harris – interview

Valentina Harris – interview

One would think that Valentina Harris is the quintessential English lady, well-spoken with Home Counties proper accent; but there is something else. Turn the sound off and one sees the unmistakable animation of a Latin. In fact Valentina is only on nodding terms with Englishness. “Let me explain about the English voice,” says Valentina with…

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The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto and David Dale – review

The Art of Pasta by Lucio Galletto and David Dale – review

Grub Street is a favourite cookbook publisher. They have kept the spirits of both Jane Grigson and Elisabeth David alive with new editions of their classic books. Yes, those are worthy tomes and any serious cookbook collector will both want and need them. But I have noticed that changes have been wrought at Grub Street….

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The Silver Spoon Cookbook New Edition – review

The Silver Spoon Cookbook New Edition – review

The Silver Spoon Cookbook story has lasted for 60 years and it continues with this latest and largest edition. It still has a battery of over 2000 authentic Italian recipes but now they have been joined by 400 new photographs. The thing that doesn’t change is the quality of dishes. It has great visual impact….

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Tuscany – travel and cookbook review

Tuscany – travel and cookbook review

Tuscany is a region in the north-west of Italy. It has an area of about 23,000 square kilometres and a population of about 3.75 million well-fed Tuscans. The regional capital, and the main tourist draw, is Florence with its numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi, and it is also a major city…

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Rustic Italian by Domenica Marchetti – review

Rustic Italian by Domenica Marchetti – review

This is a chunky well-proportioned volume which does indeed focus on rustic Italian food, although good Italian food is mostly rustic anyway. All those classic dishes we crave are the kinds of things that have been commonplace in regular homes along the length of the boot of Italy for generations. If you want a smart…

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Zizzi Twickenham – restaurant review

Zizzi Twickenham – restaurant review

So what’s the draw of Twickenham? It’s got a riverfront – undeveloped for decades for some inexplicable reason. Its high street offers a selection of small chain stores with the usual sprinkling of charity shops. The rugby stadium is an asset with (for the most part) well-behaved supporters who enjoy the variety of bars and…

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Carluccio’s Richmond for Dinner – restaurant review

Carluccio’s Richmond for Dinner – restaurant review

I have had a coffee at Carluccio’s a time or two. Its branches are all bright with a contemporary Mediterranean air. Cool blue and turquoise, banquettes and vinyl tables. Yes, Carluccio’s is a great spot for an espresso. Every catering company or supermarket has its range of Christmas fare, and it was at their recent…

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Tempo Mayfair – restaurant review

Tempo Mayfair – restaurant review

[This venue is now closed] There has been an Italian restaurant on this site in Curzon Street since the 1930s. Tempo is its latest reincarnation and it stands a good chance of staying just there for another 70 years. Even this early in its predicted long history, it ticks all the boxes, at least for…

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