Author Archive: James

How Parma ham is made

How Parma ham is made

Ham, salt and air. That is all it takes to make Parma ham, or Prosciutto di Parma to give it its proper name. Sounds easy doesn’t it? Calling it easy though would be a huge disservice to the skill and mastery of the staff at Ruliano S.P.A. in Riano di Langhirano, near Parma, in the Emilia-Romagna province […]

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  14th February 2017   No comments
How kids can help with Christmas food

How kids can help with Christmas food

There’s always a lot to do in the kitchen if you are hosting Christmas for family and friends or even if it is just yourselves. The seemingly easy option at this time of year is to keep the kids out of the way so we can just get on with it without the hassle. However […]

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  1st December 2016   No comments
Convenience at a price?

Convenience at a price?

We often hear excellent and convincing arguments for convenience in cooking and as a busy family of 5, we’re all for convenience too. Whether it be bulk cooking a dish and freezing some to reheat quickly on a school night when there are activities (for example our tangy tomato sauce or pizza dough) or using certain pre-prepared […]

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  29th November 2016   No comments