Category Archives: Food travel

My Gelato love has strong Welsh roots

Growing up in 1950s rural Wales grounded me in food. We ate in season and most fresh produce came from the garden – ours or friends who’d share when there were gluts. Welsh mountain lambs came from the hills around. … Continue reading

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Posted in 0Kms, American Dishes, Food of the Ancients, Food travel, Gin & Jenever, Ice Cream & Gelato, Ingredients, Normandy, Real Italy, Southern Italy, Terroir | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

A Funny Little Bird

Chicken may be my first bird love as a cook, but all poultry sits well in my back catalogue. When I hear ‘Civitavecchia’ sung loud in ‘Tosca’ I immediately remember my first taste of quail (quaglia). In a roadside inn … Continue reading

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