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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…

Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort – Book Review

Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort – Book Review

In the current situation, we can’t travel around Italy. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t read about it. I’ve just finished reading Eating Up Italy by Matthew Fort. It has certainly given us more ideas of where to visit once everything back to as normal 

Citrus gin for Christmas …

Citrus gin for Christmas …

It’s almost that time of the year again, and everyone likes a taste of citrus at Christmas. Some people like satsumas, whereas some like clementines. We like them all, but in a citrus gin or vodka. However, here in the south of Italy we are 

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 

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