Welcome to the next episode of Travel Food And Booze. Today we’re talking to Craig Floate, who has been in the cooking industry almost since he stopped wearing shorts!
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!
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’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.
As you know we’ve started a podcast where we talk to people who adore Italy as much as us. Our guest today is Jo MacKay of bookingsforyou.com.
Part Two… In the last post, you will remember we got off the train in what we thought was Catanzaro. However, we were in the middle of nowhere, with no public transport, no people and no taxis in sight. We sent a message to the owner of our accommodation, Salvatore, explaining what idiots we had…
We decided to have a night away along the coast in Catanzaro and as it is just along the coast, we thought we would go by the coast railway instead of the car. Big Mistake!!!!!