Cuisine: Italian

“When Life Throws You Lemons” Make Niamh’s Sicilian Lemon Cheese Cake Mousse………

As we say "When life throws you lemons, make delicious cheesecake mousse"........   There is something rather amazing about awoken Sicilian lemons in a dreamy creamy cheesecake mouse, slathered over this delicious crunchy base...... It's so simple to create and so cool to share with family and friends, as we shared in the recipe try the groovy upside down version......

By Simon

Tortiglioni Pasta Pie………

Little pasta tubes, standing upright, like soldiers on parade filled to top with a stunning vegetable ragu, bursting with flavour, topped with hunks of ripped buffalo mozzarella & scatterings of grated pecorino, oven baked and served to the table,  finished with handfuls of basil leaf, black pepper & toasted pine nuts...... Hungry !!!!!

A real family favourite, simple fun and super delicious....sometimes one pie is just not enough......

By Simon

A Sicilian Feast of Spaghetti & Meatballs….

A super simple, totally delicious midweek family favourite... Beef meatballs, crispy outside, soft inside. with a twist of Sicily, a beautiful rich tomato sauce and freshly cooked spaghetti.... topped with Parmesan & ripped basil...... Epic.

By Simon

Hail Caesar………..

Legend has it that Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini invented the salad in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. According to The Telegraph, Cardini owned a restaurant in the tourist destination to “attract Americans frustrated by Prohibition.”A Caesar salad is a creation of romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, anchovies and parmesan cheese. Dressed with a beautiful sauce using Worcester, anchovies, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and black pepper. What a way to tickle those tasty buds and super delicious.... Hail Caesar......

By Simon

Focaccia…Your Way…….

I love making Foccacia dough.....That bit when you wiggle and stretch your fingers, ready to play Mozart's 5th symphony in A flat minor, straight into the heart of the waiting dough, epic, do it now.... Theres something therapeutic about making a really beautiful focaccia...Knocking it back, playing the piano and rustling up beautiful ingredients to adorn it with. Get involved and feel free to play around with the toppings you won't regret it...Great fun to tear this up and share with all your friends and family... Grazia Italy....

By Simon

Mackerel Fagioli……

An Italian all time classic..... Fagioli, Italians, especially the Tuscanites love the mix of beans, so simple, so healthy and so delicious....

By Simon

Braised Beef in Barolo Wine ….. Brasato al Barolo……

Made with the famous Barolo wine of the Piemontese region, this beef dish loves a long bathe in the full bodied wine along with vegetables & herbs before being slowly cooked over a gentle flame. This gives the dish its richness and succulence, traditionally served with polenta......... It's worth the wait.....

By Simon

Brodo di Cappone…Broth with Capon

Cappone.. Food of the wealthy, hearty super simple and totally delicious.......

By Simon

Mini Italian Christmas Panettone…..Your Way. By Lucy Simmons

Traditional Italian Christmas Panettone...........

By lucy

Hobson & Jodie Go Pizza Crazy……….

Hobson & Jodie go pizza crazy in the Curious Kitchen.............The story goes.... We want to make fresh homemade pizza, " look we have bought a tonne of ingredients to top them and stuff them with. Cool I replied, let's get you both in the zone and make some fresh dough......What will you top and stuff your pizza dough with?......Watch out for the next session, as they make calzone stuffed crusts.........

By Simon