Tag: Pasta

  • Book review of Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

    Book review of Taste: My Life Through Food by Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci is a chameleon. Turn on any film from a range of genres and his face is bound to pop up. Regardless of these artistic capabilities though, ask anyone whose age falls within the millennial generation and Mr Tucci is famous for just one film and one film alone. Gaylord’s memory for names is […]

  • Spaghetti vongole

    Spaghetti vongole

    Many great spaghetti dishes come together in under 15 minutes. Aside from a slow-cooked ragu or a Bolognese, a spaghetti dinner gives you little time to prepare yourself, whether that’s finishing an email, video game or conversation before it’s on the table, steaming its way into a gluey tangle. Carbonara, spaghetti aglio e olio (the […]

  • Quick and easy one-pot pasta

    Quick and easy one-pot pasta

    This is a story of two extremes. On one hand there is my compulsion to be extravagant and a show off, versus my need for ease and convenience. This dichotomy is reminiscent of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, except focused on food rather than evil. One will overrule the other in the end. And it’s […]

  • Lentil and olive ragu

    Lentil and olive ragu

    I don’t mean to break any hearts but here is a cold hard truth – it is a myth that you lose weight while travelling. In fact, it is more likely you will gain weight. I know this because of my reflection in any full-length mirror is ultimately a depressing sight these days. There have […]

  • An eating excursion: Florence

    An eating excursion: Florence

    The distant view of Florence is iconic, its ancient Duomo towering high above the tangle of terracotta. Even through the frozen mist and hesitant snow of midday, which in summer would otherwise have been a pleasant Italian riposo, the view from Piazzale Michelangelo was breath-taking. I have been lucky enough to visit Florence three times in […]