Gallucci & Gilmour, who I met via Twitter, is doing its level best to help the UK discover the joys of high quality Italian food, and in the process, it's helping southern Italy's food producers keep going. This text on its website sums up perfectly what the company is doing : Dragging … [Read more...]
Plenty of posts about Italian food and drink for you to tuck into.
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Italy is known the world over for pizza, and pizza can be found all over the world, from Kilmarnock to Kiev and from Anchorage to Andover - but nothing beats the experience of having the nation which gave the world pizza: Italy. Going for a pizza in Italy's eternal city - Rome - just adds to the … [Read more...]
Last weekend, Barga hosted its 8th "Barga Cioccolata" chocolate fair in its historic centre. It's only a small event; almost intimate one could say, but it's ours. Barga chocolate could never aspire to equal other such events that take place in many towns throughout Italy, but it's quirky and … [Read more...]
After writing about Italy's terrifying Triangle of Death, other areas of Italy in which toxic waste has been dumped have come to light. What follows is an infographic showing those areas of Italy in which toxic waste either has been dumped. So far, there are three areas: the Triangle of Death in … [Read more...]
Alarmingly, an area of Italy close to Naples has been christened the Triangle of Death by locals. It is an area where the camorra mafia has been running a very lucrative, highly illegal and dangerous, toxic waste dumping business. Basically, the camorra mafia has been dumping - and probably still … [Read more...]
Over the past week, the weather in Barga in Tuscany has been changing. Cooler mornings and evenings, plus a substantial amount of rain have jolted us out of our summer indolence and made us face the inevitable truth: Autumn is on its way! And with autumn comes the chestnut season. "Season of … [Read more...]
Here's a list of books to help you learn more about Italian wines, plus a couple of wine book extras. More and more people are discovering the joys of Italian wine, and exports of Italian wines are overtaking those of French wines. "Italy overtook France as the largest wine exporting country in … [Read more...]
Last weekend I was invited to sample the delights of Italian seaside resort Cesenatico which is on Italy's Adriatic coast, a little further south than Rimini. Cesenatico, apart from being a well organised seaside resort, is also a fishing port and it has an excellent reputation for seafood and … [Read more...]