Food and drink

Veal Milanese

Every now and then I like to try and replicate a favourite restaurant dish. This time round it’s the turn of that Italian restaurant classic – veal milanese. I’m a big fan of veal – low in fat, high welfare (if bought from the UK) and it tastes great.

This dish is pretty simple. Blitz up some herby breadcrumbs, coat and cook the veal then leave somewhere warm while you cook the pasta with some sage and tomatoes. The whole thing can be cooked in under 20 minutes if you’re organised so it’s perfect for a mid-week meal Continue reading “Veal Milanese”

Food and drink

Chicken in parmesan and herb breadcrumbs

Here’s a quick post that’s a little bit more seasonal than the last one! Chicken breasts in some Italian influenced breadcrumbs. Continue reading “Chicken in parmesan and herb breadcrumbs”

Recipe

Osso Bucco

As you can see buying a new camera may make it possible for me to take better pictures but I’m still getting the hang of the technique required to get those pictures and I still have a long way to go on the presentation front. Well I’m always learning so one day perhaps I’ll get that happy moment when I can cook a presentable plate of food and take a good photo of it. Until that day comes you’ll just have to put up with what I can get in the meantime.

I’ve not done much cooking recently as the last few weeks have been pretty hectic in our house. It’s starting to calm down again now and I had time on Sunday to dig out the veal shins I bought at the farmer’s market last month and try a recipe for osso bucco I’d been eying up for a while.

I’ve blogged about Stephane Reynaud before and after expressing my love for Ripailles I was given his latest book – 365 Good Reasons To Sit Down And Eat for my birthday last year. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to try many of the dishes because almost all of them involve large amounts of butter, cream or some other fatty substance. However we are gradually becoming free of that limitation and so to celebrate I finally opened this weighty tome (he doesn’t seem to like writing small books) and selected his recipe for osso bucco. Continue reading “Osso Bucco”

Thoughts

Bella Italia, St Andrews vs homemade lasagne

I should be clear about this, as the title of this post could be confusing. The homemade lasagne was entirely seperate from Bella Italia. The two should definitely not be confused as I doubt anything at Bella Italia could be confused for homemade. So, this weekend was definitely an up and down one from a food perspective. Continue reading “Bella Italia, St Andrews vs homemade lasagne”