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

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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

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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

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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