Cookbook & Product Reviews

Cookbook & Product Reviews2020-05-25T20:23:58+00:00

A celebration of 150 years with Filippo Berio & Carmela Sereno Hayes

By |April 20th, 2017|Categories: Cookbook/Product Reviews, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Carmela is a published author of two fantastic Italian cookery books, ‘Southern Italian Family Cooking’ and ‘A Passion for Pasta’, released the 2nd May this year.  Carmela is a pastaia (specialist pasta maker), demonstrator, author and food writer. Cooking simple, inexpensive,  seasonal dishes whilst using good quality seasonal ingredients as [...]

Corzetti by Filippo Romagnoli – Master Craftsman – Corzetti Maker

By |February 18th, 2017|Categories: Cookbook/Product Reviews, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

I'm incredibly lucky to have met a fantastic, passionate and creative 'Master Craftsman's' named Filippo Romagnoli through social media channels. His passion for his craft, art and understanding instantly caught my attention. He a craftsman in his own right and me a simple pinny wearing disciple who simply makes, cooks and [...]

100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Filippo Berio

By |December 8th, 2016|Categories: Cookbook/Product Reviews, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Filippo Berio have released a fantastic new 100% Italian Extra Olive Oil. This Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a pure blend using olives from Italy only, making it: Intense Full flavoured Deep aroma of green olives and artichokes Lively with  fruit taste of olives Hints of herbs,  artichokes, ripe tomato [...]

A Passion for Pasta by Carmela Sophia Sereno

By |September 26th, 2016|Categories: Cookbook/Product Reviews, Pasta, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

A Passion for Pasta celebrates not only the 20 diverse regions of Italy but also the classic pasta that hails from each of these regions.  It will give you the chance to remember your distant or most recent holiday to Italy whilst falling in love with new dishes or even [...]

Cookbook Review – Ingredienti by Marcella Hazan & Victor Hazan

By |August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Cookbook review, Cookbook/Product Reviews|Tags: , |

Not only is this book 'Ingredienti' by Marcella and Victor Hazan a favourite of mine ( I read it in 36 hours) and holds pride of place in my kitchen but Jonell Galloway who has written this cookbook review is a total inspiration to me. I met Jonell and her [...]

New 100% Italian Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil

By |July 25th, 2016|Categories: Cookbook/Product Reviews, Extra virgin olive oil, Filippo Berio, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Discover the full flavour of Italy. New 100% Italian Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil Filippo Berio is delighted to announce the launch of Filippo Berio 100% Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I am extremely lucky and proud to be associated with and work within the brand of 'Filippo Berio'. [...]

Vorrei – Raspberry & Asiago Risotto

By |July 20th, 2016|Categories: Cheese, Cookbook/Product Reviews, Vorrei|Tags: , |

The new, delicious healthy Italian cheese selection from Vorrei   Vorrei, the specialist online food retailer, has introduced a new Italian cheese selection to complement its growing range of carefully selected food and wine.  Sourced from small family-run farms and dairies, the artisan cheeses do not contain any additives or [...]

Galvanina – Summer sparkling mocktails

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Cookbook/Product Reviews, Uncategorized|

Galvanina expands UK presence. No need to wait for the clock to strike 5pm or for that diet coke break anymore. Fancy a new cooling drink with a difference? Galvanina have us drooling and tempted with delicious fruity mocktails anytime of the day. I am currently an alcohol free zone...(sad [...]

Potato Soup with Chorizo and Kale and Walnut Pesto

By |March 8th, 2016|Categories: Cookbook/Product Reviews|

I recently made a warming soup as part of The Good Food Show ‘Stoves Live Cook’ development stand. Inspiration was taken from the wonderful Irish cook Rachel Allen and her potato soup with chorizo and kale and walnut pesto. The reason I chose this particular soup was that I have [...]

Tapas Revolution – Omar Allibhoy

By |August 26th, 2014|Categories: Tapas Revolution|

 I was recently invited along to Tapas Revolution in Westfield London, a delicious tapas eatery owned by the very passionate and inspiring Omar Allibhoy. The mission should I choose to accept it was to sample dishes from the new menu that had recently been launched. I obviously dived in with [...]