Category Archives: Emilia-Romagna

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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Under the Oil

The tuna is an Olympian of fish. Those that swim the Mediterranean move in rapid shoals at great speed as their need is oxygen. Their gills work flat out to find what life giving gas they can as they shoot … Continue reading

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Posted in Blue Collar Gastronomy, Cicchetti, Deptford, Emilia-Romagna, Fish, London Street Markets, Nonna's Cooking, Real Italy, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Tuna | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

All Fingers and Thumbs

Mozzarella grows on you. Unlike most cheeses, mozzarella is named after a technique, not a place. Outside of the Italian south we are too often served up a sub-standard cheese that falls far short of the mark. No protection law … Continue reading

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Posted in Apulia, Archaeology and Food, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Cheese, DOP, Emilia-Romagna, Mozzarella & Burrata, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Simple Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment