Archive of ‘Italian’ category

The signature of your bolognese

Recently, O and I were treated to a bowl of Signor Valvasori’s outstanding bolognese (boh-lonn-yezz-eh for the purists) which started me thinking about how absolutely EVERYONE has a recipe for spag bol (for the not-so-purists). Even blokes who can’t cook anything other than toast, or students in share houses who are fresh from the nest […] Read more…

No distress calls at SOS

I just discovered some photos in my phone taken a few weeks ago at SOS, the new Italian seafood restaurant in Melbourne Central that’s being touted as Melbourne’s new must-dine vegaquarian venue. SOS is the new star in the Paul Mathis constellation, twinkling up there with his past successes like Taxi, Chocolate Buddha, Blue Train, […] Read more…

Lasagne: Step 1

I like to go long and slow with my lasagne sauce. So far I have chopped the heads of a few Roma tomatoes and am popping them in my big cast-iron pot with some whole cloves of garlic, red wine, onions, bay leaf, and an assortment of other herbs. This will be roasted until everything […] Read more…

Lady Lunchalot hits the Med

If you’re into Italian food and plenty of it, you’re stepping through the gates of paradise the moment you enter Brunswick’s Mediterranean Wholesaler. This place is a catalogue for the confirmed Italophile, and is a nostalgic step back into the smells of nonna’s kitchen. Any place that has an entire aisle dedicated to pasta is […] Read more…