Food & Drink, Italy, Review, What's Happening

A passion for fire and heat

We called him our ‘Renaissance Man’! Need a DJ for a  party … call Giovanni. Need a website building … call Giovanni. Need a BBQ firing up … call Giovanni! And so, with the United Kingdom celebrating National BBQ Week, who else was I going to call, but … Giovanni. Also known as Blushu, Giovanni […]

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Food & Drink, Italy, Recipes, What's Happening

White beans of Liguria

Hidden behind cardboard boxes of polenta and rice and alongside flimsy plastic bags of dried pasta lay a smallish cotton bag full of magic beans, known in the Italian province as Fagiolo Bianco di Conio, White Beans of Conio. This drawer sits in a cupboard in my Italian kitchen, in a small town about an […]

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Citrus, Food & Drink, Italy

Radish leaf pesto, smashed it!

Buying fresh radish from my local market in Bra, northern Italy is so different from the experience offered in the mini-supermarket just a few hundred metres away. Market radishes are bright red, likely pulled from the ground within the past 24 hours, eaten with a healthy crunch and with a sweetness enough even to tempt […]

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