You’re sweating away in the kitchen trying to fit half a supermarket worth of food into your oven to roast, the same Christmas song is being played for the hundredth time on the radio, now that Santa has delivered the presents the children think they’re licence to rompere le balle (be very irritating) and there… Read More 7 Delightful Italian Festive Traditions We Should Learn From
Crunchy and tooth-wrenching on the outside, fluffy as a cloud inside, ciabatta is Italy’s most famous bread and Britain’s most middle-class sandwich foundation. With its mishapen, rustic appearance you could be fooled into thinking it has nestled beside the fresh buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes still dusted with soil on a farmer’s table since the Renaissance.… Read More Italy’s Challenge to the Baguette
A visit to the medieval city of Ferrara is well-timed in autumn when the terracotta coloured buildings evoke the colour of the leaves and the cathedral square is filled with stalls selling sizzling piadine or luxurious chocolates. A chilly evening calls for a warming local pasta speciality… Noble Origins The powerful Este family, one of… Read More The Ideal Autumn Pasta: A Complete Guide to Ferrara’s Speciality
Here’s a recipe to really fire up your taste buds. Being light and tangy its also perfect for summer. I first ate a version of this in an out of the way resturant in Amalfi. When we asked the Tourist Information office by the beach how to reach the restaurant she looked dubious and told… Read More Zesty Lemon Pasta with Rocket and Clams
Arquà Petrarca: The pearl of the Colli Euganei, Veneto This could more accurately be nicknamed ‘the city of flowers’, as all residents seem to have taken it upon themselves to adorn their window ledges with boxes of blooming, brightly coloured displays.