Food & Drink, France, What's Happening, Wine

NIGHT-TIME HARVESTING AT MONTCALM

There’s a sign by a small field surrounded by vines being baked by the hot summer sun of southern France, that reads … ‘You are welcome to camp here, but be warned, we harvest at night!’ The sign can be found at the organic vineyard Domaine de Montcalm found just to the west of the iconic Camague national park in southern France.

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

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

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

CITRUS BITES: Agretti … Spring time in Italy

Agretti! I spotted the word in an Instagram post with by chef @kentcooking and it intrigued me. After mentioning my interest in this, a comment from Rome, Italy-based chef and teacher @carla_tomasi suggested I had better be quick as this vegetable was in season in Spring and this year’s Spring was already reshaping into Summer. […]

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