Tag: basil

Pho, Leicester

I cast my mind back to the opening of Pho in Leicester. A queue stretched as far back as the high street from Shires Lane with expectant diners eagerly anticipating free pho for the opening day. Since then, Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’ or ‘faaah’ if you’re Keith Floyd) has been...
Strawberry Sorbet with Lemon Basil Cream, Crumble and Marinated Strawberries
After grabbing our haul of fresh strawberries at Cattows Farm, I had to set about making something with them. I had a few ideas circulating around a sorbet, a strawberry crumble and a sundae so I decided to go for a halfway point between all three. Fresh strawberries are...
Joe Wicks 'My Mum's Special Lasagne'
Lasagne, who doesn’t love it? This was one of my favourite foods growing up and it seems that Joe Wicks was no different. To get a healthy version of a cheese-laden carb-fest appears virtually impossible - well, to me anyway. So how would a ‘healthy’ version of a favourite...
Trofie Pasta with Genovese Pesto
This takes me back to my time in Liguria, Italy. In particular the city of Genoa, famous of course for it’s vibrant green pesto. Trofie also is a native pasta to the city and is unbelievably easy to make - have a go, you’ll love it!

Mercato Orientale, Genoa

Mercato Orientale, Genoa
The Mercato Orientale or Oriental Market to you and I is Genoa’s premier fresh food market located right in the heart of the city. Good Italian markets never seem to cross my radar as they are so unpredictable. Many districts hold a certain market on a certain day but...
Langoustine Tortellini with Basil and Parsley
This dish may look a bit fancy, that’s because it is! It’s well worth the effort of making fresh pasta, follow these steps and you won’t go far wrong, I promise! Fresh Langoustines are ideal for this dish but good quality frozen will do just fine. A perfect starter...