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

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