I have mentioned before how moving to Italy has allowed us to develop a greater awareness of food seasonality. This is even more the case now we live in Sicily. You only need to look at what all of the street vendors are selling to know what is being grown locally. Just now, we are … More Seasonal Sicilia – Oranges
I mentioned before that our trip to Sicily was a real foodie experience. There were so many things we enjoyed but, without doubt, our favourite was Granita con Panna e Brioche. My friend Manuela, whose family are Sicilian, firmly instructed us to order this for breakfast on our very first day. I have found that … More Icy Cold Granita!
One of our new Italian friends described the passion for food here as something close to religious fervour. I was reminded of this when we went to a special food festival at Villa Manin near Codroipo last weekend. Villa Manin belonged to the last Doge of Venice and, I think someone mentioned that Napolean spent … More Deliciously Italian
I have always fancied myself as a quite a good cook. By which I mean I haven’t relied on ready meals or things out of jars! I happily cooked meals from scratch, building up a repertoire of recipes that I took the time to record in a notebook to take with me to Italy. Since … More Seasonal Cooking – Asparagus
Since we moved to Italy we have been surprised by how rarely we have felt homesick. There are a number of reasons for this, not least the fact that we usually have to return to London for a couple of days every eights weeks or so. This is a chance for me to get my … More A Taste of Home