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Winter In Italy…

Winter In Italy…

Apologies for my silence on here, but in Winter the north of Italy slows down, and so there is not much to report at the moment! However, after winter, the mercury is rising, so everything and everyone is starting to spring back to life! February 

Bread Is Gold – A Call To Tackle Food Waste …

Bread Is Gold – A Call To Tackle Food Waste …

Massimo Bottura, the chef and co-proprietor of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy, needs no introduction. His restaurant has won every award given by the culinary world. If you want a reservation at his restaurant you have to book months ahead, and they can be as 

Christmas In Italy …

Christmas In Italy …

This is my second Christmas in Italy, and I now think that I am getting the hang of how the Italians like to celebrate the festive season! Just like in the UK, the Italians start their celebrations early! On December 8th, which is a public 

Don’t Waste Your Leftover Panettone …

Don’t Waste Your Leftover Panettone …

It’s now officially Christmas in our house as we’ve opened the first panettone of the year! As always, I like to use any leftovers of anything I use, so I’ve been thinking of ways to use any leftover panettone that might be lurking around after Christmas.

Our First Year In Italy…

Our First Year In Italy…

So, we have now been in Italy for just over a year. I thought now was a good time to share the good and bad things that we have experienced during the last year.

The Liebster Blog Award…

The Liebster Blog Award…

I got a nice surprise the other day when I received a message to say that my little blog had been nominated by Khloe of Simply Khloe for the Liebster Blog Award! The Liebster Blog Award is great way to get to know other bloggers that you follow, and also 

Nose To Tail And Food For Soul …

Nose To Tail And Food For Soul …

  I am a fan of “nose to tail” eating, which means that you use as much of an animal as possible, so that nothing goes to waste. The amount of food that is wasted in restaurants and homes around the world is estimated at 

Local food for local people ….

Local food for local people ….

I live in a beautiful town called Piacenza and I love its local food and wine. It is often overlooked by people visiting the Emilia Romagna region. They either they think that were in Lombardia (we’re right on the border), or they bypass us for 

Wine to the left of me, wine to the right ….

Wine to the left of me, wine to the right ….

It’s that time of the year in Italy when they seem to have a wine festival every week. However, this is a very good thing in my book. Last week myself, my wife and a work colleague visited the food and wine festival in Fiorenzuola. 

The Aperitivo – An Italian Institution ….

The Aperitivo – An Italian Institution ….

One of the best things that I’ve discovered about Italy is the “aperitivo.” It’s such a civilised way to spend some time with your friends, and experience some of the Italian ‘la dolce vita.’