Category Archives: Faella

There was once a pig called Jimmy

Once upon a time, many years ago near the little town of Pietralunga in the province of Perugia, a farmer had a pig called Jimmy. Jimmy was a very special pig. He was prized as a truffle hunter which is … Continue reading

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Pomodoro, Pasta e Passione – and The Trinity

Pomo d’oro – literally meaning ‘golden berry’ is the root to what Italians call their ‘pomodoro’ and the fruit that changed cooking for ever. So magical was this bounty from the New World, that French named it ‘Pomme d’Amour’ . Still in … Continue reading

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A Ragu’ for Every Neapolitan

Travelling through Italy it soon becomes obvious that the country’s food culture is inspired more by comune than region. When that comes to the famed Ragù Napolitano, emotions run high. This earthy, rich red sauce for pasta was always only … Continue reading

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