Onion soup

This is another recipe from my new favourite cookbook, Cucina Povera, although it’s so simple you hardly need a recipe at all. All you need are caramelized red onions, beef stock, some day-old bread and cheese. This soup, carabaccia, in Italian (just about everything sounds better in Italian), may be the precursor to the more-famous […]

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A celebratory sandwich

For the Boy-O-Matic Eating Machine’s 17th birthday dinner the other night I offered to cook whatever he wanted. “Prime rib?” I asked. “Ham melts,” he replied. “With mashed potatoes?” “With cheese.” “And Yorkshire pudding?” “And onions.” Ham melts it was. Favourite meals, It seems, don’t have to be elaborate. If, like my son, you love […]