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”.

Sprouts with Ginger, Garlic and Soy (2)

I prefer to roast or stir fry sprouts so they do not become soggy and waterlogged. They are good stir fried with diced pancetta and a splash of balsamic vinegar ,roasted in a dish with a little cream and topped with breadcrumbs or parmesan, or in this recipe with Chinese flavours from ” Flavour” by Vicky Bhogal.