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Jacob Kenedy’s Cantucci

November 21, 2017

  Deliciously simple and wonderfully versatile, these little beauties will sit perfectly alongside the most decadent of zabagliones, soak up your favourite pudding wine or go with pretty much everything which happens upon your table around Christmas. Makes 12-15 INGREDIENTS: 250gm skin on almonds 70gm caster sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 1/2 tsp vanilla extract […]

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The Dolomites

November 19, 2017

Geographically speaking, if one can say that, the Dolomites are a mountain range in the north east of Italy which form the border with Austria, running from the river Adige in the west across to the river Piave in the east and pretty much equally shared in terms of size between the Italian provinces of […]

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An Italian Picnic

June 29, 2017

It won’t have escaped anyone’s attention that we are going through something of a mini heatwave here in Britain. How mini it is and how much of a heatwave remains to be seen, but the sudden volte face in climate to plunge the country into a Southern Mediterranean cauldron allows for the attention to be […]

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Almond Cake Recipe With Naughty Ricotta Cream

May 29, 2017

  Preparation This wonderful recipe brings back happy memories – serve it with a white recioto, Pieropan Colombaro, if you can get your hands on it. Heat the oven to 180C degrees. Line a 24/25cm cake tin with baking parchment. Bake a handful of flaked almonds until golden. Ingredients 5 well sized best eggs 320g […]

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Cooking Course Reflections From Last Week…

What a week! Where to start with the week that has just been – a trio of raucous, brilliant and talented chefs; Sophie Braimbridge, Jeremy Lee and Rachel Roddy all gathered at Casagrande for a week of merriment, food, wine and yes, learning! Dish after dish rolled out – beautiful lemon, butter and thyme pappardelle […]

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Italian Chocolate & Baci di Dama Recipe

April 20, 2017

Italian Chocolate Italy produces mouth-watering chocolate of the highest quality, with some of the best coming from the North; Venchi and Gianduja are notable favourites from the Piedmont region. Likewise, take a trip down to the very South to Modica – on the island of Sicily – and you can discover the ancient Aztec tradition […]

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Deliciously Simple Asparagus Risotto Recipe

April 7, 2017

Serves 4 This risotto recipe uses just asparagus stock, so it’s great for vegetarians. Best results will be achieved when asparagus is in season and the flavour is at its best. Blending the asparagus gives this risotto a great colour and intensifies the flavour as it permeates the rice. Alternatively, you can substitute some of […]

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Exploring Ancient Olive Groves In Puglia

March 13, 2017

February is not normally the time of year associated with experiencing the very best of things. However, on a trip to Puglia last week there was an abundance of colour in every corner. Mile after mile of ancient olive groves to wander through, delicate almond trees heavy with blossom, empty Baroque towns, friendly locals imparting […]

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May Cooking Holiday With 3 Special Guests

March 1, 2017

  Stirred are delighted to be reopening the kitchen at Palazzo Casagrande for our 2017 season with an exciting trio of veritable stars from the current food scene. Sophie Braimbridge will be hosting our opening week, sharing her incomparable teaching skills and expertise honed in some of the world’s leading restaurants including the River Cafe, Le Gavroche […]

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Delicious Crespelle Recipes Perfect For Pancake Day

February 28, 2017

Crespelle Con Le Noci – Pancakes Layered With Walnuts & Rum Ingredients for the Pancakes 250g 00 flour 500ml milk 3 eggs 40g melted butter 25ml rum 60g caster sugar A pinch of salt A pinch of ground cinnamon ¼ tsp vanilla essence For the Filling 80g double cream 110g caster sugar 2 tablespoons rum […]

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