Pasta with Brussels Sprouts, Cheese and Potato (8-12)

When my better half and I were in Italy recently he ate a dish called Pizzoccheri on a number of occasions. That dish originates from Valtellina in Lombary and includes buckwheat tagliatelle, potatoes, savoy cabbage and Taleggio or Fontina Cheese. I have not yet managed to find a local source of the pasta and though it can be ordered online I am sure the dried version is not the same. This is Nigella Lawson’s Anglo version from her book ” Nigellissima”.

Alpine Macaroni Cheese (4)

I am clearly on a Mac n Cheese roll today which probably means i need some comfort food. Here is a version from Felicity Cloake. Now i will let you in on a little secret for those who share my love of the better versions of this dish. . If you live in or near Bristol then there is a van which sells yummy Mac n Cheese called Alp Mac- usually at least three or more versions. At the moment they can be found at Finzels Reach and Harbourside Food Markets. You can check out their Alp Mac Facebook page for more information.

Three Cheese Dauphinoise (4)

The picture says it all. Decadent comfort food from Claire Thomson’s “New Kitchen Basics”. Sometimes you just have to forget about the calories. To be honest it was tough not to eat it all between two of us in one sitting but we managed to restrain ourselves and save half for the next day.