Tag Archives: Frascati

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

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

Thrushes and Offals

Pâté des Grives we know. Hunting of thrushes continues across mainland Europe and across on the island of Cyprus. Conversation with a Turkish-Cypriot friend called Eddie, brought back happy memories of London’s own BoHo district that was Camden Town of … Continue reading

Posted in Blue Collar Gastronomy, DOP, Farmers Markets, Food of the Ancients, Game, Negroni, Nonna's Cooking, Origins of our food, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Salad, Southern Italy, Wild Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Rome’s Spring Trinity

Cheek by jowl, but minutes by foot from Frascati’s faded but magical Villa Aldobrandini’s private gardens, we shell peas and beans, trim artichokes and chatter. We’d also visited the gardens by pulling family ties in old Frascati, so passing over … Continue reading

Posted in Asparagus, Food of the Ancients, Genoa, Left Overs, Lenten traditions, Mercato Orientale, Real Italy, Risotto, Simple Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments