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An Essential Guide to Pasta

Don’t know your farfalle from your fettucine? This new interactive pasta guide from the Guardian (in conjunction with the excellent Silver Spoon book) is a great help. I thought I knew my pasta but Trofie foxed me. You too? Well … Continue reading

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Sea Beet….and Eat!

Here we go again in the wild and wacky world of tasty, leafy greens. This time we stumbled upon Sea Beet (a cross between spinach and Swiss chard) at our local farmer’s market. Assured that Sea Beet (so named because … Continue reading

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Breakfast as Dinner – Cream Free Spaghetti Carbonara

There’s a reason that bacon and eggs continue to find favour with everyone from toddlers to teeters the world over. It’s the ultimate morning comfort food so why should it also give joy at other times in the day. Well, … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with Chop Sticks? Why Not?

We’ve been encouraging Dylan and Zelda to experiment with their "training wheels" chopsticks in recent weeks. It’s tricky to master but both of them have been having a valiant go. Last night, Jowa cooked a rather tasty pasta dish – … Continue reading

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40 Minute Family Meal – Anchovy Tomato Pine Nut Pasta

What follows is a bit of a culinary detective story. We spent a weekend at a friends’ house not too long ago. On arrival after a long child-frazzled car journey (sound familiar) our friends served an absolutely delicious spaghetti with … Continue reading

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40 Minute Family Meal – Chicken, leeks and mushroom tagliatelle

This is one of those "Oh it’s Saturday lunchtime and what are we going to feed the kids?" special. We didn’t want to eat out and we didn’t want to go through the normal weekday soup and sandwich ritual. So … Continue reading

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Pasta Season Returns, Part 2: Garlicky Rapini and Sausage Sauce

While the Butcher’s Bolognese simmered, I cooked up a batch of this stuff to freeze. It works exceptionally well with orrechiete pasta (or other short varieties) and is dry enough to work as a pizza topping. If you or your … Continue reading

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Pasta Season Returns, Part One: Butcher’s Bolognese

For about 8 hours over the weekend, Los Angeles weather plunged into the low 60s, which is about as close as we’ve gotten to Fall so far this year. It triggered that Autumn reaction that inspires braises, and soups, and … Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Restaurants of the World – Tummy Time

Slough, a little west of London, isn’t famous for a whole lot (aside from a certain John Betjeman poem) but boy does it having a great Gastrokid restaurant. Tummies has been serving since 1988 and we happened upon it this … Continue reading

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