Category Archives: Terroir

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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Cinque Scallops Each

Scallops we love and scallops we’ve covered – the Camino, Capesante, Saint Jacques and of course, journey’s end, Compostela. Our boy’s school has the scallop shell as its symbol – it’s located on a pilgrim route followed by Chaucer to Canterbury. … Continue reading

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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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