The recipe for this brown rice salad with Asian flavours was given to me by a friend a few years ago. She described it as being ‘very pretty with its confetti of different coloured vegetables’, and it is. She likes to use a packet of mixed nuts and seeds and […]
A grated carrot salad or salade de carottes rapees is a popular salad in France that is often made at home but is available in every bistro and market as well. It is quick to make, can be endlessly varied and goes with just about anything. Not to mention it […]
This beautiful tomato tart (torta di pomodoro) is from Tuscany and is really quite similar to a quiche. It is lighter and brighter and doesn’t contain any cream. Serve it for a special first course or as a main course with a salad. It is also a great vegetarian main […]
Today we travel to the Lombardy region of Northern Italy for a tasty tomato risotto. Tomatoes were introduced into Europe from the New World in the sixteenth century. Initially viewed with suspicion, the Italians were the first to use and appreciate them. In France they became known as pomme d’amore […]
This basic tomato sauce is great with pasta, gnocchi or to spread on pizza. It’s also a key ingredient in my tomato risotto.