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Pane di Matera, heritage grains and James Bond 007

Delayed by the Covid pandemic, the latest James Bond movie is released this week and part of the active takes place in the southern Italian city of Matera, home of spectacular scenery and a visit by the author and his class mates from the University of Gastronomic Sciences.

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Honey, I’m bee whispering in Lombardy

High up in the hills of Lombardy, south of Milan, are 400 bee hives dotted around fields, woodlands and edging vineyards. They belong to siblings Michela and Paolo who for the past ten years have created a life in the countryside of Lombardy in northern Italy looking after bees, showing a sincere love and caring […]

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Bitter orange flowers offer sweet flavours

High above the Mediterranean Sea in Vallebona, an ancient town in the Italian province of Liguria, lies a grove of bitter orange trees. Family run, the La Vecchia Distilleria grove is developing a reputation for high quality orange water known as Acqua di Fiori d’Arancio Amaro and for a limited production of neroli, an essential […]

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