Category Archives: melanzane

Local = KmØ

Who can read KMØ? I make it easier – Km-Zero. ‘Local’ has been a term to confuse as much as please – much other clichés like ‘authentic’, ‘fresh’, ‘natural’, ‘home made’ that fall like snake oil from the copywriter’s pen … Continue reading

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A Stuffing Style with Baroque Origins

This article was first published on the ‘In Search of TASTE’ website – please visit www.insearchoftaste.com When ‘Superwoman’ herself,  Shirley Conran, made headlines with her sound bite ‘life’s too short to stuff a mushroom’, one must only imagine ripieni left … Continue reading

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Earth to Jar in 30

Foods are full of surprises. Always there’s some better than others and of the some, some are better again. Let’s say I’ve climbed the mountain and found the summit on an old farmstead outside Matera in Basilicata. Here we stand on … Continue reading

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