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Kabeljou Cabrarese

Baked Kabeljou Carbrarese

Shiver Me Timbers! Every year, come October the pace of life seems to have its foot slammed on the accelerator. I was in my local supermarket yesterday, and they were already unpacking their Christmas stock! The manager, who was overseeing this event, was red faced, puffing and already scratching the back of his head. His […]

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Pappardelle al Ragu di Fusello

Dinner Diva Chuck Steak Pasta Sauce ….. Ragu di Fusello

There is absolutely no denying that cuts of beef such as chuck or blade are not only cost effective but the flavour that they add to a pasta sauce is incredible. My mum used to refer to these cuts as sweet meat and only ever used them to make her steak and kidney pies. They […]

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Pappadelle with Ragu (129)

How To Make Fresh Pappardelle

Here is part two of the Pappardelle with Ragu di Fusillo – Chuck Sauce Meal. Making fresh pasta is just so damn satisfying. The ingredients are so simple and basic that they stir up ones primal instincts. Flour is one of the most humble and honest ingredients that we cook with….. Pappardelle are big and […]

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Bucatini al Tonno

10 minute Pasta: Bucatini in a Tuna Sauce

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Bruschetta topped with Braai'd Tomatoes, Peppers, Brinjal and Garlic

Bruschetta topped with Char GrilledVeggies for National Braai Day.

Have you heard the one about Italians braaing? No? So, why don’t Italians braai? Italians don’t braai because the spaghetti falls through the grill! Ha ha ha! With a plethora of beautiful and inspiring meaty dishes already hitting the blogosphere I thought that I would add my Italian flavour to our very South African, National […]

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Triangoli di Guanciale

Triangoli di Guanciale …. and Welcome to my new blog.

Benvenuto, a hearty big fat Italian welcome, to my new blog! This is an incredibly exciting day for me and I am tickled pink with the way that it looks. When I met with Joe, the young gun who bowed his head and did absolutely everything perfectly and magically produced exactly what I asked of […]

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A simple bowl of hot and spicy chilli heaven!

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino to warm you up today.

Thank heavens for Pasta aglio, olio e peperoncino!  This has to be one of the easiest plates of pasta to knock together, second only to Pasta Bianca Neve (Snow Whites Pasta) which is made with a little cream cheese.  Sometimes the pace of life in la casa Tripepi goes into overdrive.  Of late we have […]

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Mettwurst and Mozzarella Crisps with Poachced Duck Eggs.

Mettwurst, Poached Duck Eggs and Mozzarella Wings … will make you Fly!

Mettwurst and poached duck eggs with what can only be described as wings of crispy, believe it or not, mozzarella is on the breakfast menu this Friday.  I haven’t posted a breakfast recipe for yonks and with all of the fantastic sport that we have to watch on our telly’s I find myself either nibbling […]

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Gnocchi al'Arrabiata.

Gnocchi with a Tomato and Chilli Sauce

A great gnocchi recipe is a must in your pasta arsenal.  This has to be the quintessential Italian winter soul warmer.  Commercial versions of this tend to feellike a squash ball bouncing around your tummy and leave you heavy and couch bound for six hours; but a plate of homemade gnocchi is like eating feather […]

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I served the left overs on rolls for lunch.

Roast Lamb with Pastina

This Roast Lamb and Pastina dish falls fairly and squarely into the “Man food” category.  When it’s cold and miserable outside the smell that wafts through your home while this is in the oven is warm and happy and incredibly comforting. Arrosto di agnello con la pastina is perfect for a weekend lunch or dinner […]

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