Category Archives: Healing Foods

Eating Real Brindisiani Down South in Apulia

‘Sorry Mr Gareth, I been back in Brindisi to eat orecchiette della Mamma‘ came a mail this week just as I thought about eating around Brindisi. It came from my new friend Vincenzo of whom more later. Orecchiette figures across Puglia … Continue reading

Posted in Alcohol, Aubergine, Baccala, Basilicata, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassica's, Brassica's, Burgundy, Citrus Fruit, DOP, Food of the Ancients, Good Potatoes, Ice Cream & Gelato, IGP, Lamb & Mutton, Lamb's Testicles / Lamb's Fries, Nonna's Cooking, Offal, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Rice, Salad, Simple Food, Southern Italy, Terroir, Wild Food, Wild Funghi, Wine Making and Viticulture, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Feasting at Family Table with a Fine Man

A weekend of feasting ended last evening with a dinner centred on Risotto alla Milanese – the saffron-infused risotto sometimes served with classic Osso Buco. In a week when a friend – known to all as The Pocket Chef* -pointed out … Continue reading

Posted in Alliums, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassica's, Brassica's, Fish, Fonds and Jus, Game, Good Potatoes, Healing Foods, Label Rouge, Risotto, Stocks and Stock Making, supermarkets, Traditions at Table | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Comfort Farm Food

We’ve all had foods we fall back on for comfort – if we’re honest we still do.   They take us back to the gentler days of childhood and innocence, or just plain remind us of better times. I adore madelaines dipped … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology and Food, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Chicken, Classic Rice Dishes, Foraging, Greek Cooking, Healing Foods, Hen's and Bantam's Eggs, Perfect Eggs, Simple Food, Stocks and Stock Making | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments