Category Archives: Venice

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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‘Ere Ear, we’re making Orecchiette

The food ‘industry’, for that is what they call it as if to separate us further from our food, has a language of its own. One term they like is ‘mouth feel’. Good pasta is about mouth feel as much … Continue reading

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Pleasure is a good company Murgia

Here is a tale of the Macedonian oaks once used by the Venetians for ship building, the single muscle from the pig’s neck, artisans and Slow Food. I am back in Puglia in an area known locally as Murgia knocking … Continue reading

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