Tomato sauce for pasta

I like to make my own tomato sauce for pasta, particularly if I have a glut of tomatoes that need used up, but I have no issue using tinned tomatoes. Either way, this is better than any jar of pasta sauce and, made ahead in large batches, just as convenient. Almost. This one uses a…

Chicken Parmigiana with Tagliatelle

This is such a delicious dish – succulent chicken, rich tomato sauce and silky parsley butter coated pasta. It’s special enough for a dinner party dish with friends and just perfect with a chunk of foccacia or garlic bread to mop up any excess sauce. Serves 4   |  20 mins prep plus 30 mins cooking…

Peaches, Prosecco, Parmesan and other Italian foods beginning with ‘P’

This month’s Delicious Magazine is an Italian special and it’s been well thumbed, referred to and splattered with sticky ingredients this week as I’ve tried out a number of the recipes in the name of research for my next Supper Club. It’s Italian-themed (no kidding!) and will take place once again at The Whistle Stop…

Back to basics – Italian style

It’s been a quieter week on the food front compared with the last couple. No supper clubs, no cookery classes, but plenty of recipe reading and planning for the Italian night I am hoping to do in September. Despite owning a LOT of cookery books, it seems there’s a dearth in the Italian department, so…