Italian, Greek and other Mediterranean Recipes

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Macaroni with red bell pepper sauce

The sauce is a hundred per cent vegan. Toss it with pasta and you have a delicious vegan meal. If your vegetarian regime includes dairy products, top the dish with sprinkled cheese and you double the deliciousness. If you're … [Read more...]

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Osso buco pasta

Holiday-perfect party food.The most visually exciting way to serve this pasta dish is to top each bowl of noodles with a whole cross cut of beef shank with the bone marrow intact. In some meat stores, it is possible to … [Read more...]

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Fish and mushrooms risotto

This dish makes use of every bit of one whole fish. The flesh is filleted and grilled; the bones and head are boiled to make the broth for cooking the risotto.What kind of fish is good for this recipe? Any firm, fleshy … [Read more...]

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Macaroni with walnut sauce

So, over the weekend, I learned to make a no-cook lacto-vegetarian sauce based on a recipe in The Silver Spoon. Walnut sauce (salsa di noci) is made with crushed walnuts, olive oil, cream and salt. That was what The Silver … [Read more...]

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The Italian lunch

Four years ago, Speedy bought me a copy of The Silver Spoon as an early mother's day gift. I've tried a few recipes from the book [the pork chops with blueberries (bracioli ai mirtilli) and the sweet and sour pork stew … [Read more...]

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Lemon Day

One afternoon in Boracay, one of those times when the wind was blowing and I just knew that a downpour would follow, while the rest of the group was frolicking in the sea, I was having one of those … [Read more...]