Pasta, pesto and sausage for the Sopranos

The death in Rome of James Gandolfini, the American actor who played a leading role in the Sopranos series, gave me pause to think. At just 51, his demise was a reminder that a heart attack can strike anytime. Especially if you do not exercise regularly and do indulge in the pleasures of life. ItRead More

Blood sausage with apple and onion

There are people who do not like to eat offal and they would find the idea of eating blood disgusting. I would say they are missing out on something. Blood used to symbolise vigour and, according to some books about these periods as they did not keep records themselves at the time, warriors in long-flownRead More

A “light” version of Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut, fermented cabbage, is part of the Germanic diet and eaten from the Netherlands to Poland, with Germany and the Alsace region in France being the standard bearers. In the times before refrigeration, the fermentation process allowed people to have access to vitamins and nutrients in winter when other vegetables were scarce. Sauerkraut still hasRead More