Oxtail Ragu with Fettuccine

When cooking ragu, I have one rule: go slow and low. That’s right. Particularly when cooking ragu, it is incredibly difficult to screw things up other than not cooking it for long enough (wink wink). This morning I chose to make oxtail ragu.  Oxtails are a great alternative to other cuts of meat when it…

Morel Risotto with Rosemary

  Bought a packet of morels from my recent trip back home to Sydney and finally put it to good use today by making a morel risotto with rosemary. Having just made a mushroom toast the other day, I must confess that I’ve been slightly addicted to mushrooms. So what is my latest fascination with…

Bottarga Spaghetti with Clams

Mamma mia! When it comes to spaghetti, my favourite ingredients to add are two things: bottarga and clams. Just like a recently married husband and wife, these two super key ingredients are a mighty couple who bring out the best of each other. For those of you who are unaware, bottarga the Italian name for…

Spaghetti with dried baby shrimps, anchovies and dill

SPAGHETTI UMAMI | A fusion dish comprised of dill, lemon, anchovies and dried baby shrimp. Despite I’m trying to embark on a keto diet, I had an irresistible craving for pasta today – one that I could not resist. To that effect, I acted on my instincts and came up with my own modified lemon…

Michelle’s Linguine Vongole

 LINGUINE VONGOLE | My own take of the classic linguine with clams Spaghetti alle vongole, Italian for spaghetti with clams, is a dish that is very popular throughout Italy, especially in Campania. And today, I have devised my own adaptation of this popular dish. This bold and beautiful clam pasta is easy and fast to…

Eggplant Parmesan Bake

When it comes to naming the top Italian comfort foods, the first thing that springs into my mind – aside from lasagne – is the eggplant parmesan. Substituting the lasagne sheets with eggplant slices, you can’t go wrong creating this layered casserole if you are looking to host a dinner party for friends or family. One thing to…