Leek and Spinach Sabzi (6)

These persian omelettes are known as Kuku or Kookoo and would usually be baked in the oven. They are traditionally served at New Year and you can use any herbs you like in addition to parsley. The recipe is from ” A New Book of Middle Eastern Food” by Claudia Roden which remains one of my go to cook books, even after all these years.

Spaghetti Scoglio (6)

When I lived in Stoke Newington I would occasionally visit a long established Italian Restaurant on Church Street called Il Bacio. This seafood pasta dish from Sardinia was what i usually ordered.  It was a bit messier than this to eat as the seafood was served in its shells, which you can of course do if preffered!  This version is from Claudia Roden.