Category Archives: Real 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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I fell for a lady called Elizabeth

I’m contacted by a certain Bill Daley of the Chicago Tribune. Why should we still rate Elizabeth David he asked? Has Ms David a place in today’s ranks of food writers? Has ED stood the test of time? Is her … Continue reading

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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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