Category Archives: Nonna’s Cooking

Celebrating the remarkable Elena Salvoni

I love a modest hero. Such a person is Elena Salvoni, a London-born Italian who was the first woman to become a maître d’ in London’s lively Soho restaurant scene. It was Elena Salvoni, more than any before her, who … Continue reading

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Posted in Asparagus, Harry's Bar, Negroni, Nonna's Cooking, Proscuitto Crudo, Risotto, Southern Italy, Venice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

The Night I came Home in Lecce

When the remarkable bursts through to surprise after a day which began excitedly at 02h00, life again takes one of its funny turns. Food and cooking for me, when I eat out or I’m at at the stove, is about … Continue reading

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Posted in Antipasti, Apulia, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Digestivo, Food of the Ancients, Food travel, Good Potatoes, Great Chefs, No Compromise Shopping, Nonna's Cooking, Origins of our food, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Simple Food, Southern Italy, The Moors, Tomato Sauce for Pasta | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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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