Ricotta Fritta – Fried Ricotta Antipasti

Ricotta Fritta

These ricotta fritta antipasti are a little like gnocchi, but a lot lighter and very ‘more-ish’. Ricotta is a strange cheese. It literally means ‘re-cooked’, as in that after normal cheese has been made by separating the curds from the whey, the whey is then heated to create the ricotta. Also ricotta doesn’t really melt, …

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Eating her curds and whey – What is Whey?

Whey after cheese making

We all know the nursery rhyme about Little Miss Muffet eating her curds and whey, but in today’s world, I wonder how many people even know what they are. Curds are the easy part, in that they are the solids when you make cheese. The whey is just the liquid that is left over and …

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A twist on Greek Moussaka


Moussaka is a dish that has it’s origins in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Middle East, but the classic Greek representation of Moussaka is a fairly modern invention. Greek moussaka usually consists of layers of eggplant (aubergine), minced lamb, tomatoes and topped with a béchamel sauce, though in other countries there are versions that …

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