Category Archives: Ingredients

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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A Ragu’ for Every Neapolitan

Travelling through Italy it soon becomes obvious that the country’s food culture is inspired more by comune than region. When that comes to the famed Ragù Napolitano, emotions run high. This earthy, rich red sauce for pasta was always only … Continue reading

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Food, Patina and a Famous Belgian

“I arrived in the USA as an immigrant in 1948 pretty much on the eve of Thanksgiving and my first feast was such a meal. I did not understand the combination of all the elements, all were foreign to a … Continue reading

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