Pasta Alla Norma

The more I cook Italian food, the more I realise that stereotypes of Italian cooking are true. It really is all about simple ingredients cooked well. I first discovered Pasta Alla Norma on my first trip to Sicily and ever since I’ve been addicted to the simple combination of tomatoes, garlic, aubergine and basil so … Continue reading Pasta Alla Norma

One Pot Spaghetti

I have a whole folder of bookmarks on my browser with the title “recipes”. Some are really rather complicated to make (but look wonderful); others provide the inspiration for the things I cook on a regular basis. But tonight’s meal is top of my bookmark list because it is unbelievably simple and utterly delicious. It’s from … Continue reading One Pot Spaghetti

Courgette, Chilli & Garlic Spaghetti with Breadcrumbs

Traditionally, breadcrumbs were added to pasta to add texture and taste for when you couldn’t afford parmesan. Today, I experiment with adding “pangrattato” (the Italian word for breadcrumbs) because I have some stale bread to use up, and also because it makes a pasta dish dairy-free (and tomato free) which is an interesting alternative for … Continue reading Courgette, Chilli & Garlic Spaghetti with Breadcrumbs