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How To Make Your Own Pasta Shapes At Home!


Have you tried to make pasta before? How did you get on?  This weekend, it’s time to dig out that old pasta making machine that’s been hiding away for years. I’ve found some great videos that should inspire you to have a go at making your own fresh spaghetti, fusilli and tagliatelle. However, before we […]

Gennaro’s Red Chicory And Pancetta Pasta Dish


In season right now, and available from your local market, is red chicory. It’s possible you might know chicory as ‘endive’ (which is what the French call it) but it’s not an alternative name. The endive is a variety of chicory, as explain on Wikipedia. They are closely related and often confused for each other. I often […]

Gennaro Contaldo’s Fabulous Ricotta Ravioli


I remember having ravioli as a kid, it came in a tin and was ‘meat’ flavoured. To be honest, the filling could of been anything as they all tasted the same. Weather it was the tomato sauce it came in or the filling had lost it flavour, they were all rather bland. Thankfully we are all […]

More Lovely Dishes You Can Make With Pumpkins!


It’s time for more pumpkin recipes! I’ve tried to avoid the standard soup, bread and cake ideas and instead I have some alternatives for you to try. My first post on pumpkins featured Jamie Oliver and Gennaro Contaldo which had three great recipes from them. I now have three more ideas, in video form,  from very creative chefs that […]

How To Make A Great Ragù For Your Spaghetti Bolognese


  Spaghetti bolognese is just about everyones favourite. It’s served at top restaurants and loved by students. It’s certainly one of my favourite pasta dishes. You can buy bolognese sauce at supermarkets and your local shops but there’s no reason why you can’t make your own ragù alla bolognese – as the Italians actually call it. In […]

Broccoli For Breakfast? It’s not as strange as it sounds!


Before I start talking about the idea of eating broccoli for breakfast, let’s for a moment look at the trend that is best described as, adapting main meals so you can eat them for breakfast. It’s becoming more and more common. The recipes I found for this post exemplify this trend, Breakfast Quesadillas, Breakfast Frittata and Breakfast pizza! I’ve […]

Make this Weekend Sausage Party Time!


The latest animated film, Sausage Party, has hit the big screens. But here’s a warning, it’s for adults only! Want to know why? Check out the trailer here but ensure there’s no little people trying to sneak a look – or easily offended bosses looking over your shoulder if you’re reading this at work! As […]

How To Make Great Tasting Pasta Sauce With A Box Grater


How long does it take you to make a tomato sauce for spaghetti? Perhaps ten or twenty minutes? Maybe less? What if I said 5 minutes and no cooking was involved? In the video, Justin Chapple from Food & Wine reveals how you can make a pasta sauce using fresh tomatoes and a box grater. Yep, […]

Nigella’s Fusilli Pasta With Easy To Make Sicilian Pesto


In this video, Nigella cooks up an easy to make pasta dish with an ‘all you have to do is blend‘ pesto. The pasta looks just like springy telephone cables, which I’m sure kids would love. The pesto itself needs a few ingredients but as no cooking is required, it’s fairly quick and easy to make. You’ve […]

Valentine’s Day Emergency Rescue- 911!


Valentine’s Day is Sunday. VALENTINE’S DAY IS SUNDAY!! As in THIS Sunday. As in TWO days! I have nothing! I have no plans, I have no reservations! WHAT am I going to do? First, the one thing you do NOT want to do is panic. This is a mission for Valentine’s Day Emergency Rescue 911! […]