Category Archives: Origins of our food

The Tale of the Little Red Fish

Do I have a favourite fish? Such a question needs smart footwork because we all have favourites, but then comes after a moment’s reflection  ‘and this, and that, of and then there’s…..’. Sans doute, I have a favourite fish and … Continue reading

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Posted in Black Peppercorns, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Deptford, Food of the Ancients, Greek Cooking, London Street Markets, Red Mullet, Spanish Cooking, The Moors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Night I came Home in Lecce

When the remarkable bursts through to surprise after a day which began excitedly at 02h00, life again takes one of its funny turns. Food and cooking for me, when I eat out or I’m at at the stove, is about … Continue reading

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Posted in Antipasti, Apulia, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Digestivo, Food of the Ancients, Food travel, Good Potatoes, Great Chefs, No Compromise Shopping, Nonna's Cooking, Origins of our food, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Simple Food, Southern Italy, The Moors, Tomato Sauce for Pasta | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Imagine, then Realise ‘No Compromise’ Shopping

A chance meeting with the effervescent Claudio Volpetti, co-owner with brother Emilio of one of Rome’s finest food stores located on the edge of Testaccio at Via Marmorata 47, set a thought in my mind. “After Slow Food must come … Continue reading

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