Flour & Grape | Phenomenal Pasta in Bermondsey

Fazzoletti pasta with spinach and ricotta at Flour and Grape Pasta Restaurant in Bermondsey, London

We Brits love our pasta! I don’t think it’s an understatement to say it’s become a staple in most homes, as a quick, versatile and delicious meal that’s usually very affordable to boot. So it’s a little surprising that there aren’t more specialist pasta restaurants – by which I mean restaurants focusing on fresh handmade ... Read more »

Feather Light Smoked Cheese Gnocchi from The Amalfi Coast

Husband and wife team Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi are well known for their eponymous Italian restaurant and caffe in London, their second restaurant in Bray and their London cookery school, La Cucina Caldesi, at which Katie is the principal. The couple also starred in a BBC series called Return to Tuscany, about the cookery school ... Read more »

Carluccio’s Ready Meals

Carluccio’s first ready made meals for supermarkets were launched in July. I was sent a selection to review.     The Pappardelle con Ragù di Cinghiale (RRP £4) was good. The wild boar ragu was rich and generous in ratio to the pasta. I’m not sure if this is meant to serve 1 or 2; ... Read more »

Learning To Make Pasta With Recipe for Basic Fresh Egg Pasta Dough

I have a confession. Until a couple of months ago, I had never made pasta. Not once! So when I was invited by Hubbub to attend a pasta and risotto course run by Anna Colquhoun, the Culinary Anthropologist, I was delighted. Anna is living the dream many hobby food lovers harbour. She gave up a ... Read more »