Category Archives: Genoa

Salt Mashes, Inter-Allies and Cold Gigots

Part of my time in food has been in the red meat trade – helping take across to France and Belgium the best beef and lamb that British farmers reared. Our clients were importers, butchers and chefs in France, Belgium … Continue reading

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Rich Food from a Rock

‘Of all the sawces (of which there are many) there is none so pleasant, none so familiar and agreeable to Man’s body as samphire’ This was a 17th century eulogy to a vegetable that became almost forgotten until its re-discovery … 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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Posted in AOC, Baccala, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Capon, Caponisation, Cheese, Chicken, Choucroute, Cipriani, DOP Basilico Genovese, Fermented Foods, Foie Gras, Fruits Glace, Game, Genoa, Harry's Bar, Label Rouge, Pecorino Romagna, Pesto alla Genovese, Pesto alla Genovese, pied de Porc, Polenta, Poulet, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet Fermier, Poulet Fermiers, Real Italy, Rice, Risotto, Salt Cod, Simple Food, Stocks and Stock Making, supermarkets, Trotters, Venice, Walk with Joy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments