Category Archives: Christmas Citrus

Of Nice, Apt and Spying

A gift from Maison Auer and the outbreak of WW1 came linked together through a tale of fruits glacés, Provence and a wrongful arrest. Fruits Glacés – crystallised or candied fruits in English – were first brought to London by two … Continue reading

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Chiazza Another Day in Paradise

Market crazy you may call me, but before writing about other bounty from Brindisi, here’s more of what and how we are denied in our food, as if it requires a logistical miracle to bring fresh produce to England. The … Continue reading

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Posted in Agrumes, Apulia, Basil, Beef, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassica's, Cauliflowers, Cheese, Christmas Citrus, Citrus Fruit, DOP, Farm Shops, Farmers Markets, Fish, Foie Gras, Food Marketeers, Food of the Ancients, Good Potatoes, Memories, Nonna's Cooking, Origins of our food, Oysters and Shellfish, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Simple Food, Veal, Venice, Venison, Vitellone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bounty Beside the Via Appia

That happiness is infectious we know. Mix happiness with bountiful treasures and life can only get better. Let me drive an Ape, and I am ‘appy. With an artisan as my guide, so I walked in sheer bliss through the … Continue reading

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Posted in Baccala, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassica's, Bread, Christmas Citrus, Citrus Fruit, Food Marketeers, Food of the Ancients, Food travel, Fruits Glace, IGP, No Compromise Shopping, Nonna's Cooking, Origins of our food, Puglia / Apulia, Real Italy, Salad, Salad and Digestion, Salt Cod, Simple Food, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Wild Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments