Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Recipes from an Italian Butcher

First published in 1950 with recipes taken from the length and breadth of Italy, The Silver Spoon has become the de facto bible of Italian cooking. Since the first English language publication by Phaidon in 2005, it has spawned a series of related books published under the authorship of The Silver Spoon Kitchen. The latest…

Berberè: Bologna's Pizza via Noma

Berberè: Bologna's Pizza via Noma

Thankfully, pizza has been undergoing a regeneration, and a global level one at that, for the last few years. London and New York are awash with new or newish pizza parlours, each with their own trademark style –Homeslice with its 20 inches of out-there imaginative flavour toppings is, for me, the best pizza to be…

La Scala

La Scala

As you’d except from the home of opera, Italy is full of famous, and some even great opera houses – but none surpasses the Teatro alla Scala. Built in 1776-78 with the approval of the Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, the stage at La Scala has played host to many of the preeminent names in…

Dining in Turin

Dining in Turin

When one thinks of Italy it is the traditional image that comes to mind, the one with beautiful romantically crumbling Renaissance buildings, churches, Roman ruins and large family lunches in the bright sun around a table laden with food. You can almost smell that balmy air and taste that whole grilled fish, roasted suckling pig,…

Banco 32

Banco 32

Often some of the best meals you have when travelling are in places you stumble across one day. And, just occasionally when abroad, you end up eating somewhere that ignites your imagination and makes you ask why there is nothing like it in your home city. One such restaurant is Cal Pep in Barcelona, a…