Viva l’Italia

He can do it, the one and only Jamie Oliver! His last cookbook, a tribute to his masters Contaldo and Carluccio (who was also one of my ‘teachers’ on television, ages ago 😉, is full of fantastic recipes ins

pired by the nonna of different areas in Italy.

Today is Friday and thus a perfect reason for a starter.

Start by boiling an entire lemon for 30 mins. In the meanwhile clean 10 baby artichokes ( recipe for 3p). Put the quarters immediately in water mixed with lemon juice. Put the artichokes in the water witch you used to boil the lemon. Boil for approx 10 mins. Drain and cool down.

Put 1 garlic clove, 1 table spoon of fresh thyme leaves and a pinch of salt in the mortar. Grind. Mix with the juice of 1 lemon and a good drizzle of olive oil.

Remove the skin from the boiled lemon. Slice thinly ( you don’t need the inside).

Mix the artichokes with the thyme/garlic/ lemon/ olive oil mixture. Spread the lemon zeste and grinded pistachio nuts. Finish with some good quality honey.

❤Italy. Thanks, Jamie Oliver 😍

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