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.
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 Leibster Blog Award! The Liebster Blog Award is great way to get to know other bloggers that you follow, and also […]
I live in a beautiful town called Piacenza. It is often overlooked by people visiting the Emilia Romagna region because either they think that were in Lombardia (we’re right on the border), or they bypass us for the more famous tourist places like Bologna, Parma, […]
It’s that time of the year in Italy when they seem to have a festival for everything. 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, which […]
Coffee is so ingrained in Italian culture that the idea of not drinking it is as foreign as the idea of having a spaghetti bolognese. Every Italian has their own favourite brand of coffee. Mine is Musetti, which coincidentally was founded in my home town of Piacenza by […]
As you will have read in my last post, Italians treat food as a religion, and there are very definite ways how dishes should be prepared. Another thing that annoys Italians is when a dish is claimed as “Italian” by someone, even by “Italian restaurants” abroad, […]
If you ask what the world’s favourite Italian dish is, a large amount will say spaghetti bolognese. The problem is that it doesn’t exist in Italy!