Category Archives: Farm Shops

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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Posted in Best Pasta, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Faella, Farm Shops, Food of the Ancients, Food Scams, Foraging, Latini, Pastificio G De Martlino, Real Italy, Risotto, Southern Italy, Terroir, Truffles, Truffles, Wild Funghi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Local = KmØ

Who can read KMØ? I make it easier – Km-Zero. ‘Local’ has been a term to confuse as much as please – much other clichés like ‘authentic’, ‘fresh’, ‘natural’, ‘home made’ that fall like snake oil from the copywriter’s pen … Continue reading

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Posted in Apulia, Archaeology and Food, Aubergine, Basil, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Curing and Smoking, DOC, DOP, Eggplant, Farm Shops, Farmers Markets, Food Marketeers, Food of the Ancients, food politics, Hen's and Bantam's Eggs, Ice Cream & Gelato, melanzane, Nonna's Cooking, Organic Food, Origins of our food, Pecorino Romagna, Pork, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Wild Food, Wild Funghi, Wine Making and Viticulture, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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