Cuisine: Italian

Risotto Bianco………..

From its humble begins a "Risotto Bianco" let your imagination run wild, there are so many great Risottos to create using this basis. Eat with Gusto and above all love......

By Simon

Baked Lemon Ricotta Pudding….

A beautiful, fresh and zesty, simple dessert; baked ricotta infused with hint of lemon, served with a sticky lemon sauce and adorned with toasted flaked almonds - ideal served warm or chilled. Try making your own fresh ricotta, it's fun and tastes amazing (see the link above).

By Simon

Parmigiano Reggiano……Origin & Ancient Traditions.

Parmigiano Reggiano, the king of Italian cheese. Let's get to the heart of the matter, loved worldwide, steeped in ancient traditions, its amazing creation process, ageing, texture and taste, oh the taste !!!!! intensely pure, a rich deep adult saltiness, grab a chunck see how your taste buds come alive and start to dance on your tongue. Amazing on is own and a truly wonderful culinary ingredient, image a simple ragu with fresh pasta and a scattering of freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano bringing the whole dish to life.....

By Simon

Risotto, Red Pepper & Baby Asparagus Tips… By Lucy Simmons

A truly delicious and heart warming simple weekday supper. Today I used red peppers and baby asparagus, beautiful enjoy.

By lucy

Plum & Amaretti Semifreddo…

Semifreddo......

By Simon

Vanilla Pannacotta With A Rich Vibrant Plum Compote…..

My wonderful wife Sue has spent many years researching the famous Italian dessert Pannacotta. If it's on the menu anywhere on our planet she will order it. So many different flavours, varying local ingredients, traditional methods and some not so traditional. Enjoy your favourite Sue! beautiful vanilla infused pannacotta.

By Simon

Classic Italian Ciabatta… By Lucy Simmons

Another week of the Great British Bake Off which means another technical challenge. The wonderful airy and crusty loaf of Italy....Ciabatta bread - also known as slipper bread.

By lucy

Lamb Shank Tuscan Style, Packed With Borlotti Beans, Lento, Lento, Lento……

Feeling inspired by an explosion of red speckled borlotti beans, from Heart Kitchen's garden, here's a recipe to get all your senses moving. A rich Tuscan sauce, using all the abundant harvest, celery, onion, carrot, courgette, tomato, herbs and the wonderful beans, a bunch of local lamb shanks, slowly cooked in the sauce, truly a heart warming dish, packed with flavour - a recipe to be shared with family and friends, simple to prepare ahead with the aromas filling the kitchen, truly touching the depths of our senses. Enjoy.

By Simon

Simple Supper For Nants, Minke, Lize and Hedde…….Herby Pollenta Crusted Chicken & Warm Mozzarella & Tomato Salad….

Our dear friend Nants is visiting today with her 3 children Minke, Lize and Hedde from Holland or as I was corrected Freizland, exploring the UK under canvas. We decided to prepare and cook a great family favourite of ours. Polenta & herb crusted chicken, a warm mozzarella & tomato salad with fresh picked basil leaves and it would just not be Dutch without Crispy fries and a large helping of fresh mayonnaise. Great evening and wow!!! what an amazing family to hang out with on a warm summer's evening.

By Simon

Parmesan & Spinach Tart….

Reggiano Parmigiano... Loved worldwide, this is a great recipe I have been personally preparing for many years. It originates from Quaglino's The Cookbook, gifted to me many years ago and is defo one of my families favourites and is loved in all our seasons. Traditionally combined with spinach, today in the kitchen we have some amazing artichokes and a handful of freshly picked herbs to add flavour and colour to our beautiful Parmesan tart... Enjoy!

By Simon