How to buy good mozzarella

Mozzarella can be found in almost every supermarket and deli, but as a result there are many different varieties and price points covered, so how do you tell if it’s a good one? Cow vs buffalo The main two types of mozzarella you’ll find are made from either buffalo or cow’s milk. Sheep and goat’s…

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Pasta alla Sorrentina

Oh boy. I love pasta. I’m sure I’ve harped on about it enough, but if you aren’t aware I could eat nothing but pasta for eternity without too much complaint. Pasta (be it rigatoni or penne or fusilli or whatever I happen to have in my cupboard) alla Sorrentina is on constant rotation at Casa…

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Pappa e Ciccia: Italian restaurant review

There are lots of Italian restaurants in Berlin, and with nearly 36,000 Italians living in the city it’s pretty obvious why. They bring with them one of the most distinct food cultures in the world that has become a significant part of the restaurant scene here. On the corner of Schwedter Straße in Prenzlauer Berg…

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Lemon Chicken with Capers and Herbs

Harry and I brought back a kilo of salted capers from our trip to Amalfi back in August. “A kilo?” I hear you cry, “Isn’t that a bit much?” Well, no dear reader, it is not. Not only was this a much cheaper way of getting top quality capers back into the UK (they tend…

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Pasta with Cabbage and Sausagemeat

Sometimes it rains in summer. Sometimes it makes you feel a little autumnal. Sometimes you need cabbage with nutmeg and pork in the middle of July even though it reminds you of October. All of these things happen, and all are OK. That is what happened today. After London has been bathed in glorious sunshine…

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