Quick bites have become a way of life for so many people, but the quality of fast food is not always top notch. Pizza Union is one place you can count on a quick meal made up of beautiful, fresh ingredients cooked simply.
Yesterday we had a bonafide Italian in the house, so I took advantage and asked how real Italians make bruschetta. Not surprisingly, it’s much simpler than the hundreds of versions you find on the internet. In fact, if it hadn’t come straight from the horse’s mouth I probably wouldn’t have believed it could be so easy.
Some of our close friends had family visiting from Poland last week and, as ever, I looked at that as the opportunity for a dinner party. Dinner parties seem to have this stigma, this pretentious air about them which puts people off. In our house they are simply an excuse to have good friends over, drink lots of wine and, of course, for me to get in the kitchen and cook up a three course meal.
What is a store cupboard standby that can be dressed up in any way with any ingredient you happen to have and can be as homely or as luxurious as you want? Risotto, of course.