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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Food & Drink, Italy, What's Happening

The town of Prosciutto di Parma

This is first of three posts about a recent visit I was lucky enough to make to Italy, attending the Parma Ham festival and visiting an artisan producer of the famous seasoned pork legs, Prosciutto di Parma. It’s true! Italians keep most of the best ham, Proscuito di Parma, for themselves. Named after at the […]

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