The Artisan of Flavour

Cooking Italian is a craftsman’s labour, the work of an Artisan of Flavour.

Arrosto al vino rosso (Red Wine Roast)

Today we look at another very easy recipe, a variation of the very classic combination roast with vegetables. This is one of those recipes which give maximum output with minimum … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pasta fresca all’uovo (Fresh Egg Pasta)

Fresh Egg Pasta is a tradition (and pride) of Emilia-Romagna, a region in the North-East of Italy. Tagliatelle, ravioli, tortelloni, tortellini, cappelletti, pappardelle, fettuccine… they are all originally from the … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Polpettone ripieno senz’uovo (Stuffed Egg-free Meatloaf)

Despite being April, London is still struck by the cold weather. As every cloud has a silver lining, this is an opportunity to indulge in some late wintery dishes… so … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 7 Comments

Crema al mascarpone con cioccolato (Mascarpone Cream with Chocolate)

This is an absolute classic and an all round favourite. Mascarpone is a soft and milky-white cheese which has been known and used in northern Italy since the 16th century. Its … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 4 Comments

Patate al forno balsamiche (Balsamic Roasted Potatoes)

Sometimes roasted meat and steaks, especially if eaten (as they should be) with some strong full-bodied wine, can leave the mouth dry. In food, a little gimmick here and there … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rigatoni zafferano, radicchio e noci (Saffron, Radicchio and Walnuts Rigatoni)

If you’re asked to prepare something fine, quick, that can satisfy at the same time heart, soul and belly (always important) this pasta must definitely be kept in mind. Delicate … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 2 Comments

Crostata leggera di frutta (Light Fruit Tart)

For those who want to stay healthy without giving up on a slice of cake, here is a recipe for an egg-free and butter-free cake. Moreover, the use of spelt and … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Filetto di salmone al limone con polpettine di ricotta e menta (Lemon Salmon Fillet with Ricotta & Mint mini-balls)

I thought I’ve been quite naughty this week so tonight I felt a bit guilty and went for an healthier option. I don’t mind healthy options as long as the … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 5 Comments

Pizza acchiughe e olive nere (Anchovies and Black Olives Pizza)

There are things that can’t be missing in a blog dedicated to Italian food. We cover one of these Today: Pizza. Many people seem to think pizza is somehow something incredibly … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 4 Comments

Risotto al limone, gamberi, scalogno e carota (Prawn, Lemon, Shallots and Carrot Risotto)

This is a fine delicate dish that anyone with a bit of confidence around the hobs can cook. The key is to organise the work before getting involved with the … Continue reading

March 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

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