Category Archives: Fish

The Tale of the Little Red Fish

Do I have a favourite fish? Such a question needs smart footwork because we all have favourites, but then comes after a moment’s reflection  ‘and this, and that, of and then there’s…..’. Sans doute, I have a favourite fish and … Continue reading

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Four Quarters makes Five

The waiting is over. What seemed liked a lifetime away, as we feasted on a very special dish of oxtail in Testaccio’s Trattoria Agustarello** more than a year ago, has now come to pass. The postman rings the bell to deliver … Continue reading

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Belly up on Price

Finding fresh tuna belly is a rare delight. Making ventresca for yourself is the only way forward. Continue reading

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