Sourdough has always fascinated me, like every home bread maker. Obviously it became very hip during lockdown. Instagram with numerous proud bread parents presenting their new sourdough child to the world. I’ve always dabbled with it, but the end product always resembled a sourdough frizbee. So it was time to up my game with a…
Siracusa (aka Syracuse) was always on my radar to visit when I moved to the south of Italy. However, like many people, Covid put a spanner in the works of our plans. However, this year I finally got the chance , as part of a research trip for a new travel guidebook. More about that…
We’ve all been there before. You’ve just arrived in a new city. You’re hungry and you need to find a good restaurant. But which one? Never fear, I’m here to help with my tips of how to find a great place to eat!
Crotone doesn’t appear in any of the usual guidebooks. This is such a shame as visitors are missing out on such a treat! It feels like one of those places that Calabrians want to keep all to themselves!
Liquorice is like Marmite. People either love it or hate it. There is no middle ground! The plant is native to northern Calabria near Taranto. The Amarelli family have been harvesting and selling it since the 17th century. So much so, you can now visit their factory and museum!
Tropea on the Tyrrhenian Sea’s Costa degli Dei (Coast of the Gods) is Calabria’s most famous resort town. It is also the current holder of the title of Italy’s most beautiful village and it is easy to see why. Tropea has miles of pristine white beaches. It also has so much more!
Italy is renowned across the world for its food. A meal is not complete in Italy without some bread. Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog knows how passionately I feel about “real bread.” One of my favourites is Pane di Altamura – Altamura bread.
Diamante is a charming fishing village on the Tyrrhenian Sea known for its mural-lined streets. A visit any time of year is advisable, but if you plan your trip for its annual Peperoncino Festival you’re in for an especially spicy treat!
To debunk the myth, in Italy, meatballs are NOT normally served with spaghetti or any other type of pasta!
We’re constantly surprised about the amazing people that have agreed to appear on our podcast. Today’s podcast guest is the king of sourdough Dan Lepard.
We’ve had some fabulous guests on our podcast, where we talk to people who love Italy as much as us. Today’s equally fabulous guest is Gino De Blasio.
Pizzo is a seaside town in the north of Calabria. It is also home to the most delectable ice cream dessert, the tartufo.