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Sourdough bread is good for bruschetta. It uses wild yeasts that ferment the dough and give it that characteristic tang. I can highly recommend the sourdough made by Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread. Declan was head chef of the Arbutus Lodge Hotel for many years. He received Ireland's first Michelin star in 1974. In 1999 though, he gave it up to start Arbutus Bread and now makes some of the best bread in the country. Declan learnt sourdough techniques from the very best artisan bakers in San Francisco and France. As well as the sourdoughs, he makes soda breads and buttery, flaky croissants.

If you're going to be doing much stir-frying, I would urge you to buy a wok. They really are so versatile. You can buy very cheap but still really useful woks at almost any Asian food shop. They are light and beautiful and will soon be a much-loved addition to your kitchen. You needn't buy a non-stick wok, as over time a wok will develop its own non-stick coating. To do this, the wok must first be "seasoned," by rubbing it all over with a little sunflower oil before using. After that, it's important never to wash your wok with washing-up liquid, only with water and some elbow grease. The wok will quickly develop a coating that works just as well as any non-stick wok.

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Ciao Bella Roma, Dublin

A lovely and rather authentic pizzeria which has been going strong for a few years and has proved very popular with those who crave no-nonsense Italian at the outpost of Temple Bar. Apart from a number of daily specials, the menu here consists of a rather mind-boggling variety of pizza: and they're best enjoyed with a few beers amongst friends. The restaurant's large wooden tables and views out onto Parliament Street all add to the atmosphere: for a low-key, affordable but an authentic ...

Reviews for Ciao Bella Roma

Bella!

reviewed by: bryanbmon Ciao Bella Roma 01 July 2011

Cheap and cheerful..never too busy and always worth a lunch time visit.Consistently good food especially the pizza and pasta,good service and a simple relaxed atmosphere. Read more...

bryanbm would not recommend.bryanbm would not use again.

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Great cheap italian

reviewed by: stellabeon Ciao Bella Roma 30 June 2011

This place is a steal they have a really cheap meal deal think its around 8e for pizza and wine. the pizza is really authentic and the place is always full of italians which is always a good sign. Read more...

stellabe would not recommend.stellabe would not use again.

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Ciao Bella Roma

reviewed by: diggeron Ciao Bella Roma 21 June 2011

Best Italian Restaurant in the City. Great lunch time menu for a really good price. Read more...

digger would recommend.digger would use again.

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Great value for lunch

reviewed by: flavouron Ciao Bella Roma 08 January 2010

I've been here about 3 or four times for lunch. It's great value for money. I can't remember the price but I remember thinking it was a steal given the quality of the pizza, pasta and the ingredients. Read more...

flavour would recommend.flavour would use again.

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Food & Drink

Sourdough bread is good for bruschetta. It uses wild yeasts that ferment the dough and give it that characteristic tang. I can highly recommend the sourdough made by Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread. Declan was head chef of the Arbutus Lodge Hotel for many years. He received Ireland's first Michelin star in 1974. In 1999 though, he gave it up to start Arbutus Bread and now makes some of the best bread in the country. Declan learnt sourdough techniques from the very best artisan bakers in San Francisco and France. As well as the sourdoughs, he makes soda breads and buttery, flaky croissants.

If you're going to be doing much stir-frying, I would urge you to buy a wok. They really are so versatile. You can buy very cheap but still really useful woks at almost any Asian food shop. They are light and beautiful and will soon be a much-loved addition to your kitchen. You needn't buy a non-stick wok, as over time a wok will develop its own non-stick coating. To do this, the wok must first be "seasoned," by rubbing it all over with a little sunflower oil before using. After that, it's important never to wash your wok with washing-up liquid, only with water and some elbow grease. The wok will quickly develop a coating that works just as well as any non-stick wok.

Food & Drink - Independent.ie

Food & Drink

Sourdough bread is good for bruschetta. It uses wild yeasts that ferment the dough and give it that characteristic tang. I can highly recommend the sourdough made by Declan Ryan of Arbutus Bread. Declan was head chef of the Arbutus Lodge Hotel for many years. He received Ireland's first Michelin star in 1974. In 1999 though, he gave it up to start Arbutus Bread and now makes some of the best bread in the country. Declan learnt sourdough techniques from the very best artisan bakers in San Francisco and France. As well as the sourdoughs, he makes soda breads and buttery, flaky croissants.

If you're going to be doing much stir-frying, I would urge you to buy a wok. They really are so versatile. You can buy very cheap but still really useful woks at almost any Asian food shop. They are light and beautiful and will soon be a much-loved addition to your kitchen. You needn't buy a non-stick wok, as over time a wok will develop its own non-stick coating. To do this, the wok must first be "seasoned," by rubbing it all over with a little sunflower oil before using. After that, it's important never to wash your wok with washing-up liquid, only with water and some elbow grease. The wok will quickly develop a coating that works just as well as any non-stick wok.