Stew! Spezzatino!

It wasn’t supposed to be another long slow cooked beef dish. It was supposed to be a long slow cooked venison dish, all northern Italian goodness for a quiet autumn weekend As usual, any last minute food plans depend on the local supermarket having what I need, and while my local supermarket is the rather…

Polpo’s Braised Beef

Ok, the recipe is for braised ox cheek. Which is a much undervalued cut. It’s cheap and it cooks down beautifully in this recipe. Unfortunately my usual source had sold out, so I panicked and bought braising steak and it worked perfectly It’s a recipe that needs a bit of forward planning (and marinading) hooray!…

Bucatini with Pizzaiola Sauce – avanzi time

As predicted, with a tub full of pizzaiola sauce left over from dinner last night, I was really looking forward to lunch today! Avanzi (or leftovers) are always a good thing. I opened a pack of bucatini I bought from Lina Stores a few weeks ago (I love an unusual pasta). If you don’t know…