Sophia Loren’s Fish Baked in Beef Stock

Sophia Loren’s Fish Baked in Beef Stock

I am on holiday – yippee!  But, if you are a burglar reading this, I have a big dog with sharp teeth looking after my flat. Here on Mersea Island every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon you can buy fish directly from the fishermen on the jetty.  I love...
Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

Happy 12th Birthday Silver Screen Suppers – my favourite dozen movie star recipes!

I can’t believe that I’ve been writing this blog for 12 years – goodness me.  So much has changed in that time.  When I began I was a broken-hearted singleton living on a houseboat on the Thames.  My tabletop cooker had to be turned on...
Sophia Loren’s Sardines a Beccafico

Sophia Loren’s Sardines a Beccafico

Just back from a wonderful four day holiday in Whitstable.  In a huge break with tradition, I left my laptop at home.  I am having a month without writing to rest my brain after all the Cooking With Columbo excitement.  Writing a blog post is writing of...
Sophia Loren’s Fish Baked in Beef Stock

Sophia Loren’s Fish Baked in Beef Stock

Divine!  As is tradition, while we are on our holidays on beautiful Mersea Island, staying in this fab fisherman’s cottage… we always buy freshly caught fish from the jetty, and make something film star related.  This recipe was a BIG HIT. I know...
Sophia Loren’s Pesto

Sophia Loren’s Pesto

I live on the fourth floor of a block of flats so have no garden full of fresh herbs, however much I would like one.   It drives me bananas when I’ve bought a big bunch of coriander, used a few sprigs and the rest has gone mulchy in the fridge.  So...
Sophia Loren’s Pizza Alla Napoletana

Sophia Loren’s Pizza Alla Napoletana

I am at Brixiefest – Mr R’s new term for my self-imposed weekend of solitary writing and cooking.  I have a lot to do, not least make a PIE for Yinzerella’s annual Pieathalon challenge.  For the first of these last year I made Mile High...
Sophia Loren’s Roquefort Cream

Sophia Loren’s Roquefort Cream

Just before Easter, the lovely Matthew Coniam tipped me off to the fact that there was a copy of Sophia Loren’s Eat With Me cookbook on ebay for a reasonable price.  I was on it like a car bonnet. I scored it for £6.99 – the only other copy on there...
Sophia Loren’s Pizza Alla Napoletana

Sophia Loren’s Pizza Alla Napoletana

My dad once told me that when he was younger, Sophia was his favourite pin-up.  Is it any wonder? There are probably more photos of Sophia Loren with food knocking around the internet than any other actress.  This is partly of course because she loves to...
Guild of Food Writers Butter Workshop

Guild of Food Writers Butter Workshop

Have you ever gorged on fondue and woken up the next day feeling as though your whole body is composed of cheese?  I have, a couple of times.  Tonight I went to a fantastic “Butter Workshop” organised by the Guild of Food Writers and have eaten...

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