Fettuccine with chicken liver sauce

I’m not sure why I’m such a fan of liver and liver-related products (such as foie gras). There’s just such a wonderful creaminess to it along with a lovely, round flavour. To that end, I came across a recipe for a pasta sauce involving chicken livers in Hazan’s The Classic Italian Cook Book and set…

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Gnocchi in tomato sauce

David sent me a link to a recipe a few weeks ago for a super simple tomato sauce. As I’m always interested in sources, I looked up the recipe’s author, Marcella Hazan, turns out she’s an authority on Italian cooking. Quite by accident, when browsing a used bookstore, I came across her original cook book…

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Chicken liver & Port risotto

As we had rationed the chicken liver we’d purchased the other day (as opposed to our usual route of just making a giant batch of liver paté), we opted to try a chicken liver risotto. As you will see in the following post, D was particularly excited about his acquisition of raw pork belly and…

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Spaghetti carbonara

This dish is a favourite of David’s, so it’s always a bit ominous attempting something so beloved. But, with the guidance of Silver Spoon (our Italian cooking bible), we embarked on this Italian classic. I had stopped earlier in the day to pick up pancetta, Parmesan and Romano from Cioffi’s. It seemed appropriate to go…

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