Parma ham surf n’ turf

After my lovely evening with Parma ham I was thinking about how I could incorporate it in my cooking. There are classic, and absolutely delicious matches to the ham, melon, pasta, gorgonzola, mozzarella and everythign else I have forgotten. I wanted to try something I haven’t done before and decided on a Surf n’ Turf, … Continue reading

An evening with Pama Ham

A while back I had a lovely invite to cook with Parma Ham at Cactus Studios. It seemed that the trains did their best to stop me in my tracks (!), with cancelled trains and delays. After what felt like a very long and tedious train jouney I arrived 45 minutes late but luckily it was … Continue reading

The art of Prociutti di Parma

I am a firm believer that passion drives great results, no matter what your aim is. I guess this is part of why I decided to change my line of work, given the amazing opportunity to take some time out and re think. Earlier this fall I had an invite to a Parma ham event. … Continue reading

Italian fennel sausage and vegetable stew

Somehow I thought today (Thursday) was Friday, perhaps I am just ready for the weekend! So as a small treat at the end of the day I had a meeting in town and I decided to do a little shopping round on the way home. There are a few places that I am always happy … Continue reading

A little piece of holiday paradise

Pretty much on any normal day in my life I have a t do list that requires more time than there are hours in the day so when I go on holiday I love to chill out and one of my favourite places to do this is Naples Florida. The beach is long with soft, … Continue reading