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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Travel & Places, What's Happening

Kick off 2015 at an Italian carnival

Carnival time across Italy and many other Europe countries, particularly those with large Roman Catholic populations including Germany and the Netherlands, celebrates the arrival of Lent  – the six week period of abstinence before Easter. So what way to prepare than to party! Here is a quick list of some of the best carnivals across […]

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Travel & Places, What's Happening

Italian flavours on show at Christmas markets

Italy lights up for the Christmas season with some of the most interesting markets across Europe, combining Mediterranean flavours and German traditions, festive food and wine, gift ideas, decorations and local handicraft. Here is a selection of markets that are worth making a detour for this year … Bolzano/Bozen: Alpine – Mediterranean Christmas Savour the […]

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