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Carbonara wars: why Italy is right to be mad about a French farfalle travesty. Nothing is so guaranteed to make the Italian blood boil like a well-salted pan of pasta as a foreigner fiddling with their food.

Carbonara wars: why Italy is right to be mad about a French farfalle travesty

So a French website’s recipe for a one-pot carbonara (with farfalle, no less) was always going to go down badly in Italy where, inevitably, it has been met with outrage. To be fair to the Italians, they have a point: carbonara, a Roman speciality, is claimed to have been the traditional favourite of Apennine charcoal burners, or carbonai, who needed a simple dish that could be prepared quickly over a campfire.

If those guys could take two pans up the mountains on their grimy backs, then their Gallic neighbours, never people to shy away from overcomplicating things in the kitchen department, should surely be able to wash a couple up in the comfort of their Parisian apartments. More importantly, the offending video (which has since, and wisely, been taken down) is a travesty against taste as well as tradition. 1. 2. 3. 4. Palestinian maftoul salad. Celeriac bake with chicken and pumpkin fritters. Three-cheese pizza biancas.

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Potato Cheddar Guinness Soup Recipe

For this recipe we assume a standard grocery store label extra sharp cheddar. If you are using a specialty sharp cheddar (some of the Irish cheddars are lovely), you may be able to accomplish the same amount of flavor with less cheese than is called for in this recipe. Some people are much more sensitive to bitter flavors than others. It’s genetic. So if that’s you, I would use only a quarter of a cup or skip the beer entirely, and just add more stock.

Method 1 Melt butter on medium heat in a large, thick-bottomed pot. 2 Add the sliced potatoes to the pot. 3 When the potatoes are tender, remove the pot from the heat. 4 Stir in the Worcestershire sauce and paprika. Garnish with chopped chives. Stir-fried spicy beef rice with greens. This spicy beef rice is easy to make and is ready to eat in under 30 minutes.

Stir-fried spicy beef rice with greens

It is also low GI and low in fat and calories. Perfect Thursday night (healthy) comfort food! 30 minutes Serves 2 Easy lean sirloin or frying steak about 250g, trimmed of all fat and cut into thin stripssunflower oil root ginger a thumb-sized piece, shreddedChinese five spice 2 tspspring greens 200g, shredded soy sauce 1 tbspbrown basmati rice 1 pack, heated according to pack instructions spring onions 4, shreddedred chilli 1, shredded Stir-fry the beef in 1 tbsp oil until browned then add the ginger and fry for a minute. Add the rice and toss everything together. Crispy Greek-style pie. Chicken burger with avocado and blue cheese Recipe. Fettuccine alfredo with blue cheese, artichokes, asparagus and peas Recipe. Souvlaki wraps with beetroot tzatziki Recipe. Giant Veg R. Method This is a particularly good breakfast, brunch or lunch.

Giant Veg R

I suppose it's not technically a traditional square meal as we often see it, but it's fulfilling, a lovely contrast of textures and flavours, and a total pleasure to eat. Roasting the spuds and carrots to create the giant rösti really brings out their sweetness, and builds up a nice crunchy edge. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Peel the potatoes and carrots, then coarsely grate them in a food processor or by hand on a box grater. Drizzle a really good lug of olive oil into a large bowl and add a good pinch of pepper.

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Smoked haddock fish cakes with spinach and poached egg

Meat-free Monday: Penne with courgette, chilli and sage. British courgettes should be plentiful and cheap this month 20 minutes Serves 2 Easy penne 200golive oil garlic 1 clove, crushedred chilli 1, choppedcourgettes 2 medium, halved lengthways then sliced on the diagonalsage a handful of leaves, shreddedparmesan 50g, finely grated, plus extra to serve Cook the penne following pack instructions.

Meat-free Monday: Penne with courgette, chilli and sage

Heat 3 tbsp olive oil in a large wide pan and gently cook the garlic and chilli. Add the courgettes and cook for about 10 minutes until softened and starting to go golden. Drain the pasta reserving a small cup of the cooking water. PER SERVING 635 kcals, protein 24.1g, carbs 79.9g, fat 26.6g, sat fat 7.4g, fibre 4.5g, salt 0.51g. Bacon and mustard quiche Recipe. Gazpacho with crab meat Recipe. Baked stuffed tomatoes filled with lemon, basil and Parmesan rice Recipe. Cucumber and jalapeño salad with grilled halloumi. Look out for smaller cucumbers at markets and greengrocers, they are often firmer- fleshed and sweeter-flavoured 45 minutes+chilling Serves 4 Easy.

Cucumber and jalapeño salad with grilled halloumi

Roasted duck, bhel puri salad and coconut relish. Bhel puri is a well-known Mumbai street-food snack.

Roasted duck, bhel puri salad and coconut relish

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Smoked ham hock and barley risotto primavera

Ask the butcher if you need to soak the smoked ham hock overnight to remove any excess saltiness as this will affect the finished stock. 3 hours + cooling Serves 6 Easy. Moroccan-style houmous. Use water rather than oil to blitz the chickpeas and add flavour with onions and spices to make a healthy snack 20 minutes Serves 6 Easy.

Moroccan-style houmous

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Mix the curry powder with 1tbsp of oil and rub all over the haddock. Jerk chicken kebabs. OLD FASHIONED TOMATO SALAD. This tomato salad is all you need for a summer starter. What I do is take the tomatoes out into the garden, uncut, on a flat plate or two, for an hour before I want to make the salad: it takes any chill off them and makes them taste somehow more tomatoey. Cherry tomatoes perhaps sound new-fangled rather than old-fashioned, but I'm coming to that. For the dressing is, and I refuse to apologise for it, nothing more nor less than that great - though, now that we live in the extra-virgin age, greatly discredited - item from the English culinary canon, Salad Cream.

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