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

Sponsored recipe – Alibert Pasta Fresca – Tortellini tossed in butter and sage.

The last in my series of recipes using Alibert Pasta Fresca products is the Tortellini with Parmigiano Reggiano e Prosciutto crudo – with parmesan and cured ham – which ordinarily I like in soup but given their challenge to cook directly in a pan with the sauce of my choice I’ve opted to cook very … Continue reading

Recipe: Pasta e Fagioli…a simple soup fit for a sleepwalker!

When I first arrived in Italy and saw Pasta e Fagioli on the menu I remember thinking to myself what a weird combination; pasta and beans together. It was some while before I actually tried Pasta e Fagioli and discovered the magic of this wonderfully simple soup with yes, pasta and beans together as well … Continue reading