Tag Archives: Italy

Italian Experiments Featuring Veal

I am trying not to refer to ‘old friends’ but to ‘friends of long standing’; that ‘old’ is getting too suggestive. However, among these friends of long standing are R & J who I have known since college days and … Continue reading

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Pasta with Aubergines and Two Italian Reds

The pasta sauce appears very simple with few constituents and not too much effort in the cooking, but the result is a remarkably powerful and complex flavour. The simplicity means that every ingredient counts, especially the aubergines, tomatoes, a lot … Continue reading

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Pizza and Chianti Lunch

D was demonstrating breadmaking so lunchtime found us eating home made pizza on the patio and enjoying some late summer sun. This was absolutely straightforward pizza – tomatoes mozzarella and olives plus, on some, a little salami. What better excuse … Continue reading

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For Chicken Salad or Sipping – Garganega

Another chicken salad, this time D’s very mild version of Coronation Chicken where the curry is just a hint and yoghurt dominates the sauce, and the usual problem of what to drink with it. I wanted to try a newly … Continue reading

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Daube de Boeuf and Two European Reds

The daube is quite robust; it’s easy to forget that even quite far south in France, summer nights can be chilly and a robust meal, especially for a farmer, is essential. And here we are in a cool British May. … Continue reading

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Roast Rib of Beef and Two Major Wines

Roast beef isn’t that hard to choose wine for; it has to be red and reasonably weighty. This being the Christmas season and with guests to entertain, we were ready to serve significantly better wines. So tonight I got out … Continue reading

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