Category Italian

Mushrooms with Creamy Polenta

Mushrooms with Creamy Polenta
It is mushroom season here in Italy and the hills are full of keen funghi hunters seeking out this seasonal treasure. Whether golden chanterelles, sponge-like morels or the most highly prized of all, the ‘king of the forest’ porcini, everything…

Italian Caprese Pasta Salad

Italian Caprese Pasta Salad
Yesterday it rained properly for the first time in weeks, and today we woke up to cool misty weather. It wasn’t long, of course, before the sun burst through, but it was a little hint that my favourite season of…

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia

Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia
At the very first restaurant I ever worked in, we would bake up huge trays of focaccia every evening, varying the topping throughout the week, from classic sea salt and rosemary, through caramelised onion with feta, or even red onion…