Category Archives: Archaeology and Food

All Fingers and Thumbs

Mozzarella grows on you. Unlike most cheeses, mozzarella is named after a technique, not a place. Outside of the Italian south we are too often served up a sub-standard cheese that falls far short of the mark. No protection law … Continue reading

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Posted in Apulia, Archaeology and Food, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Cheese, DOP, Emilia-Romagna, Mozzarella & Burrata, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Simple Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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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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Posted in Apulia, Archaeology and Food, Aubergine, Basil, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Curing and Smoking, DOC, DOP, Eggplant, Farm Shops, Farmers Markets, Food Marketeers, Food of the Ancients, food politics, Hen's and Bantam's Eggs, Ice Cream & Gelato, melanzane, Nonna's Cooking, Organic Food, Origins of our food, Pecorino Romagna, Pork, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Wild Food, Wild Funghi, Wine Making and Viticulture, Wines | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments