Italian Style – Lemon & Sage Chicken

The combination of Chicken with lemon & sage, creates a deliciously fragrant fusion of flavours, this recipe was inspired by an abundance of sage and lemons I have growing in my garden at the moment, the Italian style in the refers to the cooking method used, and the ingredients common to Italian cooking; I have... Continue Reading →


Italian Style Stuffed Capsicum (Bell Peppers);

Stuffed Capsicum or "Peperoni ripieni" are another one of those Italian classics that make an amazing meal or accompaniment; they are relatively easy to make using simple readily available ingredients; which will take about an hour to prepare and cook; the same filling can be used for stuffed zuchinni or eggplants which will be highlighted... Continue Reading →

Simple Italian style potatoes with zuchinni;

I really believe It is important to master the basics of cooking, to have a collection of recipes that can be prepared quickly and easily with readily available ingredients; Potatoes are a staple ingredient which can be cooked in a multitude of different ways, as an accompaniment to Meat, Fish or Eggs, I have written several posts with potatoes... Continue Reading →

Italian Style – Steak with garlic, oregano & tomato “Fettine alla Pizzaiola”

Fettine alla pizzaiola (literally means thin steaks cooked in a "pizza style sauce"), the recipe originates from Naples, Pizzaiola can be made using a variety of meat cuts, it is traditionally made with beef cooked with tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and white wine;  The beef should be thinly sliced "fettine" no more than 5-10 mm; cooking... Continue Reading →

Veal Scallopini in white wine – Scaloppine al vino bianco

Scallopini al Vino bianco is a dish which originates from the Northern Italian city of Milan. Scallopini are thin slices of meat which have been tenderized, floured and sauteed; then simmered in white wine. There are many variations of Scallopini most traditional being with white wine, Marsala or with Lemon; Scallopini are traditionally made with Veal or yearling... Continue Reading →

Simple Italian style potatoes with garlic & rosemary;

Potatoes cooked with garlic & rosemary; is a classic Italian combination adding tremendous flavour to fried or oven roasted potatoes; Potatoes are a wonderfully versatile ingredient; especially when combined with other vegetables like garlic, onions, peppers & zucchini;  They make a delicious accompaniment to a main course;  the combinations are only limited by your imagination. Serves 5; as an... Continue Reading →

Classic Italian Pasta – “aglio, olio e peperoncino” (garlic, oil & hot chili);

Aglio e Olio is a Classic Pasta dish almost always served with spaghetti, this dish is quick and delicious; and can literally be made in the time it takes to cook the pasta. Aglio, olio e pepperoncino is associated with the Italian ritual of "la spaghettata di mezzanotte" or midnight spaghetti; a tradition enjoyed with... Continue Reading →

Classic Italian – Sicilian style Pasta with Swordfish & Eggplant (pesce spada e melanzane);

Pasta with Swordfish & Eggplant is a typically Sicilian dish; Sicily is surrounded by the stunning blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea; Swordfish is caught in the straight of Messina which separates Sicily from mainland Italy, On my last trip to Italy I had the most amazing spaghetti with swordfish and eggplant which inspired this post; Please enjoy; Recipe... Continue Reading →

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