Gluten Free Pasta Class – The Art of Making Pasta

We would love to teach you how to make hand-made gluten free pasta. There are so many more gluten intolerant people out there – and no longer does your pasta have to taste like nothing. Great pasta, tagliatelle, angel hair and simple sauces that you would love. Hands on class and a great Italian experience. […]

5 Great Italian Restaurants in Pretoria

The best type of cuisine is food that has been prepared with fresh ingredients and with lashings of love and care. That is why Mama’s cooking tastes so great. You can practically feel the love as she smiles whilst preparing the dishes for her family.  Most restaurants are borne out of a love of great [...]

What to Order at an Italian Restaurant

Picture this case scenario – you enter an Italian Restaurant in Pretoria (or anywhere else for that matter), you sit down with your friends and family at a cosy table, you then pick up the menu and order Chow Mein!! Or even more disconcerting, you order Dim Sum! Imagine how perplexed the waiter or the [...]


Let's Eat Like The Italians Italian mealtimes are happy social occasions when the family gathers to chat and enjoy the cooking that mama has prepared for them. Let us explore eating Italian, further. Italians love explaining in great detail exactly how to make their traditional dishes – with each version differing from the last! Because Italian [...]

Italian Cuisine Passes the Cheese Test

The most esteemed cheeses of Italy are perhaps the two ancient Latin versions that are made from the milk of sheep that date way back before the founding of Rome and are still popular choices today.  One is the creamy ricotta and the other is the hard pecorino. Pecorino has been around for over 3 000 [...]

Green Home Made Tagliatelle with Mint Pesto

A sauce that is loved and used often in Italian Homes is the beloved ‘Pesto alla Genovese’. The word Pesto applies to any combination of herbs ground with a mortar and pestle.

Spinach Tagliatelle with Walnut Sauce

I love making fresh natural herby, veggie or natural food based pastas. With the spinach, when you add the olive oil and marjoram, season to taste with salt and pepper, you end up with a magnificent Spinach Tagliatelle.

Italian Sausage Tortellini

This filling is very simple but tasty and they are always served at important occasions – this recipe is my version but every family has their own recipe.

Beetroot Ravioli

I love showing off with this recipe because I like the way the pink beetroot shows through the fine pasta and how the black poppy seed butter sauce, challenges your taste buds.

Herb Pasta Dough

This is a delightful pasta to make as it can be made with so many different herbs.