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Pistachio Ice Cream

09/12/2016 | By

My pistachio ice cream is the perfect shade of green for the Christmas dessert selection. Use my pistachio paste recipe to whip this up quickly at home.

home made pistachio ice cream

A couple of weeks back I shared my recipe for pistachio paste with you. 

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In My Kitchen – December 2016

02/12/2016 | By

It’s time for the last In My Kitchen roundup of 2016 – and another year bites the dust!

In My Kitchen - Istanbul Cult recipes

So here we are, at the last In My Kitchen roundup for 2016 – and where did that year go? 

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My Top Travel Tip When in Italian Churches – Look Up

28/11/2016 | By

The glorious interiors of major Italian churches are well known, but don’t overlook the modest little village churches – they have surprises of their own, so make sure to look up!

Lots of marble in italian churches

Every inch of this chapel is covered in marble and coloured stone.

When we are in a new place for the first time – whether it is a new country or a city – we generally find ourselves just focusing on the distinct and noticeable points of interest around us. 

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Meet Martin O’Connor – He’s Intent on Improving Your Dining Experience

25/11/2016 | By

Poor restaurant service makes me grumpy, especially in pricey venues. Martin O’Connor, of MOCO Restaurant Consultants is doing something about that.

martin o'connor

One of my biggest pet peeves is the pretty ordinary standards of service we tolerate in this country in both restaurants and in stores. 

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A Vermouth Workshop in Turin with Riservo Carlo Alberto

21/11/2016 | By

Vermouth is booming in Europe right now, so I’ve done the hard yards in order find out more about it.

cocktails made from vermouth

Cocktails are all the rage these days, with bearded bartenders shaking their cocktail mixers all over the place, and vermouth is used in many of them. 

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Homemade Pistachio Paste

18/11/2016 | By

Pistachio paste is utterly heavenly – and so are the prices of the commercial stuff. Make it yourself at home with the Magimix Cook Expert! (Traditional cooking method included, too.)

pistachio paste pistachios

Pistachio paste is a deliciously addictive, but pricey, gourmet specialty that I first discovered in Italy.

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