Category Archives: Lazio

Four Quarters makes Five

The waiting is over. What seemed liked a lifetime away, as we feasted on a very special dish of oxtail in Testaccio’s Trattoria Agustarello** more than a year ago, has now come to pass. The postman rings the bell to deliver … Continue reading

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When an Old Friend Hops into your Mouth

Wisely, I have taken again to sage. Good sage was hard to come by until a healthy plant appeared in our communal herb garden. An idea jumped into my head as I found veal escalope locally – another equally rare … Continue reading

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‘Ere Ear, we’re making Orecchiette

The food ‘industry’, for that is what they call it as if to separate us further from our food, has a language of its own. One term they like is ‘mouth feel’. Good pasta is about mouth feel as much … Continue reading

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