Boere Bourguignon

In this modern interpretation of Beef Bourguignon, we introduce a delightful twist to the classic French dish by incorporating guanciale and meaty sheep tails. Inspired by the rich flavours of traditional ingredients, this recipe offers a fusion of savoury notes and hearty textures. Slow-cooked, over an open fire, in a medley of red wine, aromatic herbs, and wholesome vegetables, this dish promises a comforting and indulgent dining experience.

Chicken Francese with Guanciale Mash

Chicken Francese, or Chicken Française, stands as a beloved classic in Italian-American cuisine, renowned for its harmonious blend of tender chicken and a vibrant lemon-infused sauce. The distinguishing feature of Chicken Francese lies in its zestful and tangy sauce, crafted with lemons, chicken broth, and white wine, resulting in a lively and refreshing flavour profile. In this particular version, I’m presenting Chicken Francese atop a bed of guanciale mash, accompanied by crispy asparagus and sweet peppers for a delightful and well-rounded dining experience.

Pampanella Molisana

Pampanella Molisana is a traditional Italian dish from the Molise region. It is a pork dish flavored with paprika, garlic, and other seasonings. The pork is typically marinated, then slow-cooked or roasted to achieve tender and flavorful results.

Pasta alla Gricia

Pasta alla Gricia is a classic Roman pasta dish that exemplifies simplicity at its finest. This humble yet incredibly flavorful dish is a staple in the traditional cuisine of Rome, showcasing the region’s love for cured pork and aged cheese. With just a handful of ingredients, Pasta alla Gricia delivers a satisfying and comforting meal that will transport you straight to the heart of Italy.

Puttanesca with a Twist

I think even the Italians will not all agree on the origin of puttanesca, but most will agree that it originated in Naples in the mid-20th century. “Puttana” which translates to “prostitute” led to the theory that the sauce was invented in one of the many “bordellos” in Naples. The twist, which I add to this dish, is the use of guanciale instead of olive oil.