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:: Catherine Fulvio's Carpaccio Di Manzo & Win a Copy of Catherine's Italian Kitchen

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to meet Catherine Fulvio and have a quick chat, she mentioned she was filming a new tv series for RTE, but never mentioned the fact that she had a brand new fantastic book hitting book shops this month. I got a copy from the folks at Gill and MacMillan to flick my way through and it is packed with great Italian recipes and lots of lovely food shots. I have three copies to give away this week so you can try and grab a copy via twitter, facebook or on the entry form below. I'll be posting a few of Catherine's recipe here on the blog this week and remember to check out her RTE show Friday's at 8.30pm!

Beef Carpaccio (Carpaccio di manzo)
Of all the delicious things to come out of Harry’s Bar in Venice, including the Bellini cocktail, carpaccio tops the list for me. Generally, carpaccio refers to very thinly sliced raw beef, but nowadays the term is widely used, from swordfish carpaccio to pineapple.

300g fillet steak, cut into wafer-thin slicesextra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
rocket, to garnish
Parmesan shavings

Spread the slices of steak on a serving platter. Drizzle with olive oil and the lemon juice. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Garnish with rocket, sprinkle over the Parmesan shavings and serve.
It’s possible to buy beef carpaccio precut and prepacked, but I always buy it fresh and ask my butcher to slice the beef. That way, I’m assured of freshness and provenance.

To be in with a chance of getting your hands on a copy of Catherine's book, all you gotta do is answer this simple question.

What is the name of Catherine Fulvio's Cookery School?
A: Ballymaloe Cookery School
B: Ballyknocken House Cookery School
C: Cooks Academy
Please note that by entering this competition, you will be signing up for The Good Mood Food Blog newsletter, but if you don't wish to subscribe, please put "NS" after your answer. The competition will close on Thursday evening (2nd Sept) at 9.30pm. Only one entry per person please!