Recipes & Ramblings from the Stirred Team

The Creation of an Italian Feast

This can’t be work!  Menu planning for our regular Stirred dinners has to be one of life’s joys. Cooking with the best of seasonal produce, getting the balance of...…Read more »

Black and White Magic

We are truly excited at Stirred to be hosting a dinner highlighting one of the greatest treasures of the culinary world, which packs an almighty punch and delivers a...…Read more »

Seasonally Challenged

With Halloween behind us, I pick what should be the last of this year’s roses. Yet more white and pink buds are appearing and we are in shirtsleeves about...…Read more »

The Game is On

Vaulting the style into the fields recently restored to their natural hue, the family walk is stopped in its tracks by the crackle of guns unleashing their thunderous volley...…Read more »

A glorious Autumnal day in the Veneto

Wonderful to be here, Autumn at its best with leaves turning an opulent red and gold falling constantly and quietly to carpet the ground. Its warm too – a...…Read more »

Truffle: the Veneto’s dark lord of the forest

The advent of Autumn is a double-edged sword for me. On the one hand it signals the end of long, t-shirt wearing days in the sun and the start...…Read more »

Luxury Italian cookery holidays in the Veneto – how it all began…

How it started – take a small cafe, endless amounts of strong coffee, reams of paper and copious scribbled lists. Eventually you will emerge hours later onto a bright street with...…Read more »

Cison di Valmarino Food Festival

Perhaps a perfect slice of Sorpressa from the Cison di Valmarino Food Festival will satisfy the grumble?  The sun is shining after two days of heavy showers and the...…Read more »

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Casual Cooking With An Italian Countess

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Pale and Interesting

A dish of polenta, sopressa and buratta, well, that’s my suggestion.  A seemingly impossible combination, but so delicious that it sold our souls to the Veneto. The quest for...…Read more »


It’s taken me years to find a suitable replacement for the many things that I have started, and ultimately failed to continue to collect – action men, football stickers,...…Read more »