Category Archives: Wild Food

Rich Food from a Rock

‘Of all the sawces (of which there are many) there is none so pleasant, none so familiar and agreeable to Man’s body as samphire’ This was a 17th century eulogy to a vegetable that became almost forgotten until its re-discovery … Continue reading

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What’s No 6 Europe’s Most Secret Location?

Rain, rain, relentless rain as Simone drives me up the Brindisi/Bari coast road hampered by a flapping windscreen wiper as we brave it through dense spray curtains thrown up by the 6-wheelers heading north with fresh produce from Salento.  Soon … Continue reading

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Razors in the Sand

Immediate childhood evocation came from picking up and smelling a damp paper wrapped 1 kg bundle of live razor clams. On days out at the seaside we’d sometimes see seagulls dropping razor clams on the road and waiting patiently until … Continue reading

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