kitchen

Our Favourite Italian Cookbooks …

Our Favourite Italian Cookbooks …

You know how some people collect stamps or spend hours picking their fantasy football teams? Well, we’re the same but with Italian cookbooks! So, we’d like to tell you about some of our favourites. They are in no particular order. Some you might know. Some 

Podcast – Interview With Carmela Hayes

Podcast – Interview With Carmela Hayes

Last month we started a new podcast where we talk to famous people who also love Italy as much as us. Our guest in this podcast is Carmela Hayes. 

Podcast – Interview With Valentina Harris

Podcast – Interview With Valentina Harris

Welcome to the second episode of Our Lives In Italy, Today we’ve got the pleasure of chatting with Valentina Harris.
What she doesn’t know about Italian food and cooking probably isn’t worth knowing. Educated in Italy, Valentina arrived in London from Ro…

Bergamot And Cedro – The Citrus Fruits Of Calabria …

Bergamot And Cedro – The Citrus Fruits Of Calabria …

Calabria produces over 25% of Italy’s citrus fruits, but is home to two unique varieties: Bergamot and Cedro. You might be familiar with the first, but not the second!

Our Italian Kitchen Garden ….

Our Italian Kitchen Garden ….

When we lived in England we always had a kitchen garden full of edible goodies, or alternatively an allotment where we could grow all our fresh produce. However, now that we live in an apartment on the first floor in Italy, we have had to 

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.

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