Family-friendly Lasagne layered with erbette

Lasagne is a classic Italian dish that has been replicated the world over, given fancy twists, as well as the odd badly thought out massacre and yet it remains one of the most satisfying dishes both as a winter dinner or a summer dish with salad. Its comfort food at its best. It’s a great … Continue reading

Summer lasagne

One of the things I’ve learnt since living in Italy is that there are as many variations on a classic lasagne as there are cars on the road. Everyone has their own take on it not to mention the red (tomato), green (pesto) and white (béchamel) versions; so nearly the Italian flag!, which regularly pop … Continue reading

“un posto a Milano” the latest offering for “fine but simple” dining at kilometer zero (or thereabouts!)

After a busy May day bank holiday in Genova I came back to Milan for dinner with friends at the newly opened “un posto a Milano”, the latest offering from Progetto Cuccagna and chef Nicola Cavallaro. The location is an old cascina, or farm, just 10 minutes walk from Porta Romana in the centre of … Continue reading

Trapped at home with the builders…so I made a lasagne!

If you have ever experienced a house full of builders, drilling, banging, knocking, and shouting (loudly!) then you’ll understand my need to lock  myself away and not come out till it’s their home time. This has been my life for the past two weeks and whilst in my saner moments I am able to walk … Continue reading