Orecchiette with sprouting broccoli s a nice, summery pasta lunch from Puglia

Orecchiette with sprouting broccoli

Serves 4

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It’s been a busy couple of years at Philadelphia HQ. The range of pallid spreadable cheese seems to  be attempting to catch up to Heinz when it comes to varieties of flavour.

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Serves 4

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Serves 10

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Serves 4

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Carpaccio with white radish and Berkswell cheese

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