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an evening with antonio carluccio and cirio tomatoes

Have you ever watched the series Antonio Carluccio’s Italian Feast? No? Well, watch this episode. It’ll only take 29¬†minutes. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. What did you think? Good innit? This series utterly captivated me when I first saw it in the nineties. This avuncular, wiry haired gent with the most stereotypical Italian accent plodded around Italy cooking from the grandest […]

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spaghetti with truffles

Some good friends gave me some Carluccio’s black truffles as a gift; the least I could do was serve it back to them. I thought this recipe would be one that Carluccio himself would be pleased with as it has minimal ingredients and ready in under 10 minutes. Mof-mof indeed. Spaghetti with truffles (serves 4): 250g spaghetti (fancy bronze-die cut […]

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spaghetti bolognese

I’ve two versions of a spaghetti bolognese; a workaday version or this, my I’ve-got-a-whole-day-to-spare version. It’s heartily lifted from Antonio Carluccio who claims it’s the way they do it in Bologna. It’s simple to the point of absurd and a very short ingredient list. I start by browning mince; an equal combo of pork and beef. The pork lends wonderful […]

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