Category Archives: Risotto

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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There was once a pig called Jimmy

Once upon a time, many years ago near the little town of Pietralunga in the province of Perugia, a farmer had a pig called Jimmy. Jimmy was a very special pig. He was prized as a truffle hunter which is … Continue reading

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Lentils, Shiny Gold and Strong Hopes

‘Turn out the lights, the party’s over They say that, ‘All good things must end’ Let’s call it a night, the party’s over And tomorrow starts the same old thing again’ So sang Willie Nelson. One year ends and another … Continue reading

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