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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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Home Made Wild Boar Ravioli

How to Heal a Broken Heart … Mum’s Home Made Ravioli

  “Mum, I really need some family time” was all that this Mamma needed to hear on the other end of the phone last week. Us girls tend to think that boys are big and strong and don’t have their hearts broken too often. It’s just too easy to buy into the Cowboys don’t cry […]

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Stout Beer Bread at Sunset!

Pickled Pig Porter Beer and Cheese Bread.

it with what I was convinced was a bottle of milk of magnesia! Out came the Victorian table cloth, and we were served exactly the same meal year in and year out. I guess that our family were the veritable definition of that favourite English institution called ‘tradition’. We were very seldom, if ever, allowed […]

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Pan fried Dorado on a bed of Fennel & Leek Mascarpone Sauce.

Spicy Dorado on a bed of Fettuccine with a creamy Leek and Fennel Sauce.

                                Every now and then la cucina Tripepi gets a visit from the kitchen fairies.  Last night they flapped their little wings, clicked their red sequined happy tappy heels together and a moment of perfect culinary synergy prevailed.  The dish looked […]

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Pork  & Prawn Spring Rolls

Spring Rolls Two Ways … Fresh and Fried.

  Durbanites are experiencing what could almost be described as an autumn. If only the palm trees would change into beautiful shades of red or yellow. HO Hum! I am very excited with the two packets of fresh chestnuts that I bought at our local fruit and veg shop yesterday! I shall have them in […]

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Salsicce and Polenta

Salsiccia e Polenta .. A Romantic Venetian Dinner.

As our water taxi chugged and puffed its way around the last corner she came into full view and my heart leapt, it honestly nearly leapt right out of my chest. I must have stopped breathing for a few seconds as I remember catching my breath in a dizzying gasp, and from that very moment […]

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Take it with a Pinch of Salt, 3 Special Flavoured Salts For Your Kitchen.

Ask most cooks or chefs what the one ingredient is that they cannot do without, and most of them will answer salt. Now I know that nature provides this in her usual abundant way but I really do cherish this snowy bounty. Finishing any dish off with a sprinkling of homemade flavoured salts guarantees that […]

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Membry Maphanga's Bush Biscuits

Bush Biscuits … Membry’s Walnut and Choc Chip Biscuits.

  A lone duck carves a liquid v in the water with her wake, hippo’s yawn with mouth so wide one could easily deposit a hundred Chomps in her chops and as the sun peeps one eye over the hillside, illuminating all of 22 000 hectares of the Nambiti plains, my mug of hot coffee […]

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Cannelloni alla Tripepi ….

I recently spent a wonderful week in Cape Town flitting from one restaurant to the next; and spending some quality time with my son Daniele’s girlfriend, Suzanne. I must admit that I didn’t do much in the way of cooking at his house this visit as there seemed to be a never ending string of […]

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