Exclusive interview with Celebrity Chef Gennaro Contaldo including his top pasta tips

Dec 19 2015
Exclusive interview with Celebrity Chef Gennaro Contaldo including his top pasta tips Gennaro headshot with product

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.

I am pleased to present the first part of my interview with Gennaro here. The full interview will be published in the Spring 2016 issue of the London Mums magazine.

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Festive Food Swap Challenge: Recipe for Creamed Leeks

Dec 09 2015
Festive Food Swap Challenge Recipe for Creamed Leeks final

When a few weeks ago Tesco asked me if I wanted to participate in a festive food swap challenge I was over the moon. This initiative is meant to inspire people to experience new flavours, with a range of products from across the world available in store.

I love food and cooking so this was right up my street.

In exchange for one of my favourite Italian Christmas recipes – I chose Panettone – I received the Welsh Christmas recipe for creamed leeks from Welsh mummy blogger Heledd Harman (Running in lavender).

Creamed leeks are ideal as a side dish to meat or fish as well as a standalone sauce. I decided to use it as a sauce for plain cod. The result was excellent. It is generally the perfect accompaniment for the least savoury fish of all. I also make a good guess that Creamed leeks would make a great sauce for any pasta dish.

I recommend you to try this super easy recipe which I am glad I have learnt and will make again in future in many different variations. 

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London Mums go to cookery school: Mexican Fiesta – Salt Chocolate Pot with Tequila and Orange Granita part 3

Nov 15 2015
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In the third part of the Mexican Fiesta workshop at the Waitrose Cookery School we learnt how to make Salt Chocolate Pot with Tequila and Orange Granita. This is a very rich dessert and despite all the detailed instructions in this article it is super easy to make. You will impress your guests with it. Guaranteed!

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