I recently visited the north of Italy where i returned to the same restaurant in Stresa on Lake Maggiore three times . Their seasonal special, home made sausages with chestnuts and polenta, was so tasty I had it twice. I haven’t been able to find a recipe for that dish, but this dish from ” Rick Stein’s Food Heroes” is a good second best. If you cannot get hold of Luganega sausages in your local Italian deli then any Italian sausages flavoured with garlic and fennel will do.
This is from ” The Food and Wines of Spain” by Penelope Casas. Serve this with salad, accompanied by a dry white wine if you like.
An Italian recipe from Nigel Slater.
Diana Henry’s version of a soup from Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia which combines the Cajun flavours found in New Orleans with local ingredients.
A simple recipe from Paraguay found in ” The Book of Latin American Cooking” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.
If you are somewhere in the world where you can still get fresh white crab meat at an affordable price this is a favourite from Rick Stein’s ” Seafood Odyssey”.
This is from ” A Celebration of Soup” by Lindsay Bareham(1993), A great recipe for late summer when you may have a glut of courgettes (if you grow your own) or they are cheap in the shops.
A simple salad from ” The Food and Wines of Spain” by Penelope Casas
A recipe from the first River Cafe Cookbook.
A classic French recipe. This version is from ” My Paris Kitchen” by David Lebovitz.