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Sharpening Your Taste Buds

Sharpening Your Taste Buds

This is one of the most famous recipes from Tuscany, perfect for this season with all the vegetables coming into season. Today you will find the Ribolitta in many upmarket London restaurants, but it is a classic peasant dish straight from the renaissance time. The mix of seasonal vegetables, cannellini beans and ...

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Mouthwatering Munches

Mouthwatering Munches

This delicious and easy to create dish can be served as a starter with a light salad or makes a great breakfast/brunch dish served with bacon or eggs. Chickpea and Feta Fritters - Serves 6-8 Ingredients2x 300g cans chickpea, rinsed and drained1 Large free range egg100ml thick yoghurt2 Tablespoons Tahini paste1 ...

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Tasty Helpings

Tasty Helpings

I love nettles, they are so tasty and healthy. They’re packed with Vitamin C and A, very good for people who suffer from diabetes. Plus they are FREE, growing profusely around Cranleigh especially between March and July. So if you go out for a walk just take a bag and pair of scissors with you or a small sharp knife, ...

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A Passion For Food

A Passion For Food

This is a very comforting soup especially on the cold wintery days. The combination of the squash and the creaminess of the charlotte potatoes whit the salty pancetta create an amazing contrast of flavours, the little crème fraiche in the end will be just the perfect finishing touch. Try to use onion squash, as its ...

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New Years Nibbles

New Years Nibbles

When I was working in Spain, I had the pleasure to work with a very talented Peruvian chef. After we became friends he show me his family recipe for this amazing dish. Packed with omega 3 oils and clean protein a perfect healthy starter after all the festivity comfort food. I don't like coriander too much so I ...

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Festive Finest

Festive Finest

The tortilla is one of the most famous Spanish dishes. I don’t think there's anyone who's been on holiday in Spain who hasn’t tried it. I lived in Spain for a few years and it was one of my favorites. It can be eaten as a snack or as a starter. In this recipe we are going to give the original recipe a nice tweak, ...

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Warm, Welcome Dining

Warm, Welcome Dining

The peperonata is a very classical dish form the south of Italy. In this recipe I will give it a twist adding eggs for a clean source of protein and a bit of ham to add some extra flavour. If you like a bit of spice add a red chilli. In the cold November evenings this recipe will warm you up. You can use this recipe ...

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Hearty Home Cooking

Hearty Home Cooking

If I must make a list of my top 3 favourite comfort food recipes this for sure will be one of them. You can use this recipe as a starter or as a snack on a Sunday brunch, the possibilities are endless. The combination of the marinated chicken wings, the creaminess of the mash potato and the saltines of the chorizo ...

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Special Mentions – Simone Conti

Special Mentions – Simone Conti

This delicious soup is not a real classic, but the mix of flavour is amazing, the delicate taste of the spinach and the watercress contrasting the strong flavour of the lamb, the mint bringing freshness. I like to add a bit of rice to make it more substantial, but this is my personal taste. Spinach, Watercress and ...

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Flying High With Fish – Simone Conti

Flying High With Fish – Simone Conti

I always encourage people to consume more fish in their weekly meals in order to achieve a more balanced diet. A meat based diet brings lots of health issue from blood high pressure, heart problems, body weight issues and so on. Every time I have a conversation about this with a friend or a guest in the restaurant I ...

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