Tag Archive: Italian Food

The Chianti Crawl: a round up of the best eats from an epic Tuscan road trip

Chianti. Land of the wild boar. Truffle. Bistecca. And of course… the Chianti Classico. With its seemingly endless backdrop of emerald green hills lined with grapevines and olive groves, it has got to… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld cooks: Tuna Pasta with Vine-ripened tomatoes, Anchovies, Olives and Basil

Some of my favourite recipes tend to be the simplest ones. And when it comes to simple recipes, few can compete with the man from down-under Bill Granger. I’m a big big Bill… Continue reading

Dalla Terra: the return of the Enoteca

Amidst the hustle bustle of Covent Garden, St Martin’s Courtyard offers a surprising oasis of calm from the hoards of tourists on their pilgrimage through Long Acre. In fact, until last year, I… Continue reading

Trullo: all the ingredients for a marvellous neighbourhood Italian restaurant

The recipe for a great neighbourhood Italian restaurant should be a no-brainer in theory. Fresh ingredients, simply cooked…. good value… comfortable, buzzy surroundings… and service that’s warm, efficient and comes with a smile.… Continue reading

Lampredotto: Wanted, dead or alive

I woke up today with a monumental craving for Lampredotto of all things… What on earth is it?: The fourth (and final) stomach of a cow, slow-cooked long long time in stock with tomato,… Continue reading

Semplice: contender for the biggest letdown of the year

I’ll keep this review short ‘n simple, as despite it’s 1 Michelin star, I found very little to like about Semplice. The one saving grace: The pastas. Top notch ingredients, simply but skillfully… Continue reading

theboywhoatetheworld and Jo cook: Squid Ink Spaghetti with Mussels and Scallops

If you’re looking for a quick, presto mid-week supper, it doesn’t get faster cooking-wise than mussels. Apart from the debearding and cleaning of the mussels that can take a wee bit of time,… Continue reading

Zucca.

184 Bermondsey Street, SE1  | zuccalondon.com | ingested Fri 23rd Jul’10 & 13th Aug’10 If you want to see the model for a truly great neighbourhood Italian restaurant, head down to Zucca on… Continue reading

Fifteen @ Watergate Bay (Cornwall)

Watergate Bay, Cornwall | fifteencornwall.co.uk | ingested 4th July ’10 After 6 hours on the train from London Paddington to Newquay (post-GSCE-adolescents screaming at the top of their lungs the entire way), this… Continue reading

Salt Yard.

54 Goodge Street, W1T London | http://www.saltyard.co.uk | ingested Friday 4th June ’10 Ben Tish’s unique breed of hybrid Iberian-Italian tapas is bold and inspired, drawing packs of happy diners night in, night… Continue reading

Il Bordello.

81 Wapping High Street, E1W 2YG | 020 7481 9950 | ingested Fri 29th January If there is one reason worth venturing out to the cobble-stoned roads of isolated Wapping, its this bustling,… Continue reading

L’Anima.

Snowden Street, London EC2 | lanima.co.uk | ingested Oct 17th ’09 I’m a firm believer that the best time to catch a restaurant at its prime is not when its already been showered… Continue reading

PignaSecca Market.

  Montesanto, Naples | 40°51′N, 14°17′E | November 2009 Naples is a love it or hate it city. Don’t expect to find the usual archetypal piazzas, flower-lined verandas or quaint, world heritage sights.… Continue reading

SpaccaNapoli.

(**unfortunately, since writing this post, SpaccaNapoli has since closed down) 101 Dean Street, Soho W1 | http://www.spaccanapoli.co.uk | ingested twice in ’09 A stone’s throw off the chaos of Oxford Street, it would… Continue reading

SeafoodPasta.

fresh egg spaghetti with prawns, scallops, cherry tomatoes and rocket serves 3-4 There are 2 bibles of Italian cookery that sit on my bookshelf with recipes so good I will swear by them… Continue reading