Category Archives: Southern Italy

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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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

Fruits from the Fifties

I have stepped ashore in Sicily just once – as a 6-7 year old off a cruise liner from a time when children were to be seen, not heard and grown-ups dressed for dinner. I remember three things only – … Continue reading

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