Category Archives: Citrus Fruit

Eating Real Brindisiani Down South in Apulia

‘Sorry Mr Gareth, I been back in Brindisi to eat orecchiette della Mamma‘ came a mail this week just as I thought about eating around Brindisi. It came from my new friend Vincenzo of whom more later. Orecchiette figures across Puglia … Continue reading

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Food, Patina and a Famous Belgian

“I arrived in the USA as an immigrant in 1948 pretty much on the eve of Thanksgiving and my first feast was such a meal. I did not understand the combination of all the elements, all were foreign to a … Continue reading

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Posted in American Dishes, Asparagus, Aubergine, Basil, Basilicata, Belgian Cooking, Best Pasta, Black Peppercorns, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Bread, Burgundy, Chicken, Citrus Fruit, Classic Rice Dishes, DOP Basilico Genovese, Emilia-Romagna, Escargots, Farmers Markets, Food travel, French Markets, French Regional Foods, Fruits Glace, Game, Good Potatoes, Graisse d'oie and Confit de Canard, Great Chefs, Hen's and Bantam's Eggs, Ingredients, Kitchen Equipment, Lamb & Mutton, Ligurian, Memories, No Compromise Shopping, Nonna's Cooking, Offal, Onions, Origins of our food, peasant cooking, Perfect Eggs, Pesto alla Genovese, Pesto alla Genovese, Poulet, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet de Bresse, Poulet Fermier, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Rice, Richard Olney, Risotto, Sout West France Cuisine, South West French Cuisine, Southern Italy, Terroir, The Food Business, The Good Cook Series, Tomato Sauce for Pasta, Wild Funghi | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Chiazza Another Day in Paradise

Market crazy you may call me, but before writing about other bounty from Brindisi, here’s more of what and how we are denied in our food, as if it requires a logistical miracle to bring fresh produce to England. The … Continue reading

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Posted in Agrumes, Apulia, Basil, Beef, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassica's, Cauliflowers, Cheese, Christmas Citrus, Citrus Fruit, DOP, Farm Shops, Farmers Markets, Fish, Foie Gras, Food Marketeers, Food of the Ancients, Good Potatoes, Memories, Nonna's Cooking, Origins of our food, Oysters and Shellfish, Puglia, Puglia / Apulia, Pugliese, Real Italy, Simple Food, Veal, Venice, Venison, Vitellone | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bounty Beside the Via Appia

That happiness is infectious we know. Mix happiness with bountiful treasures and life can only get better. Let me drive an Ape, and I am ‘appy. With an artisan as my guide, so I walked in sheer bliss through the … Continue reading

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Posted in Baccala, Blue Collar Gastronomy, Brassica's, Bread, Christmas Citrus, Citrus Fruit, Food Marketeers, Food of the Ancients, Food travel, Fruits Glace, IGP, No Compromise Shopping, Nonna's Cooking, Origins of our food, Puglia / Apulia, Real Italy, Salad, Salad and Digestion, Salt Cod, Simple Food, Southern Italy, supermarkets, Wild Food | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

With my Knapsack on my Back

With metaphoric knapsack on my back I am off travelling again with the refrain of ‘Val Deri, Val Dera’ softly singing in my head as this Happy Wanderer thinks of childhood in Wales when the Obernkirchen Childrens’ Choir came to … Continue reading

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Posted in Apulia, Basil, Basilicata, Citrus Fruit, DOP, DOP Basilico Genovese, Food Influencers, Food travel, French Regional Foods, Genoa, Lamb & Mutton, Ligurian, Pesto alla Genovese, Pesto alla Genovese, Poulet de Bresse, Puglia, Real Italy, Simple Food, supermarkets | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Risotto with Oranges, Inspired by a Venetian

A chance remark by an inspiring lady called Lucia (right) had me making a risotto with oranges. Lucia – seen here with Emilia-Romagna’s museum supremo, Laura Carlini – is a Venetian now living in Basilicata told me she thought the dish to … Continue reading

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Sad Day for a South Coast Gelateria

Only the Italians know the art of ice cream – ‘gelato‘. That is undisputed. All is rarely if ever as it seems when food like ice cream goes industrial. Good ice cream is a treat and pure Blue Collar Gastronomy all wrapped … Continue reading

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