- Last Updated on 05 February 2016
- Fiona Kirk
The hormones testosterone, dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin play an important role in mood and desire and what you eat can do more than you might image to heighten both for a memorable Valentines Day! Here are some quick, easy and delicious suggestions, most of which can be eaten with your fingers – the very last thing you need on the 14th Feb is a load of washing up!
- Last Updated on 10 January 2016
- Monica Costa
Thistle is a very healthy vegetable and grows wild in Sardinia where I recently went to spend Christmas holidays with my family. Thistles are often sold on the streets by people who like going to the countryside for walks and find them in abundance everywhere and anytime especially in Winter (over Christmas). Risotto is usually great with all vegetables but Risotto ai cardi in particular is one of my favourite with its delicate and creamy flavour. I remember my mum making lots of dishes with thistle when I was living at home. Its smell brings back lots of lovely and nostalgic memory. I hope you will enjoy this dish as much as my family and I do. Rice with wild thistle is a Winter recipe and particularly suitable for coeliac, vegetarian and vegan people.
- Feeding the Family
- Last Updated on 19 December 2015
- Monica Costa
It was a pleasure to interview fellow Italian Chef Gennaro Contaldo who has become a popular TV personality in the UK. As part of his work with Italian olive oil company Bertolli, Gennaro is offering cooking tips to mums to make their lives easier.