How to Make the Best Tagliatelle al Ragu alla Bolognese

  Tagliatelle al Ragu alla Bolognese is a classic dish from Bologna. Our authentic Bolognese recipe is made with fresh pasta and a traditional Bolognese ragu. If you were asked to name a dish from Bologna, most non-Italians would automatically think of spaghetti Bolognese. And, for sure, tagliatelle al ragu alla Bolognese is the dish that spaghetti Bolognese is based on. But Italians would remind you that there are a lot more dishes Bologna is famous for. And, as you … Read More

How to Make Easy Romanian Meatballs in a Soup

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Romanian meatballs have a well-deserved reputation and today we feature them in an easy to make soup. Throw in an array of healthy veggies such as celery, carrots and bell peppers and you have the basis for a hearty Romanian meatball soup. It’s a meal which you can dress up with a garnish or two! I find making soup one of the great pleasures of winter, especially when it is cold and windy outside. The aroma of gently simmering soup … Read More

Easy Red Wine and Herb Casserole in the Slow Cooker

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For the busy cook, there is nothing better than a slow cooker when approaching the cooler times of the year. And cooking with red wine? It’s easier than you think and this recipe of red wine and herb casserole in the slow cooker is the perfect way to find out! A very popular ingredient in our household when it comes to cooking richly-flavored casseroles, is a bottle of Tasmanian Pinot Noir. Between the Pinot Noir and the slow cooker you … Read More

Coq au Vin in the Slow Cooker: How to Make it Perfectly

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Coq au Vin. This French classic is surprisingly easy to make. Our recipe explains how to perfectly make the French classic dish Coq au Vin in the slow cooker. This recipe, designed for busy people, is just as good as slow cooking Coq au Vin on the stove top. We also pose the question as to whether French cuisine is the world’s most famous? When you look at a list of French classic dishes it is hard to argue against … Read More

Greek Tzatziki Guaranteed to be Thicker and Stronger

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Greek tzatziki is one of those quintessential, Greek dips known and loved throughout the world. A classic of Greek cuisine, it is perfect as an easy-to-make appetizer  you can enjoy on a sunny day prior to a BBQ or just for accompanying a chilled beverage with family and friends. Gluten-free? Perfect when accompanied with julienned carrots, celery, red or green bell peppers (capsicums), and of course, cucumber. Also great with ciabatta or Turkish bread. Our Greek tzatziki is actually a … Read More

Genuine Greek Baked Beans Full of Taste – Gigantes Plaki

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Ever heard of Gigantes Plaki? No it’s not some Greek, mythological monster from Jason and the Argonauts (remember that fabulous film?), although you could be forgiven for thinking so! They’re basically a version of Greek baked beans made with larger beans such as butter beans or lima beans in a typical, Greek sauce. The sauce is quite thick and the dish is hearty for the cooler times of the year in Greece, including on the islands. Greece and the word … Read More

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