A Visit to the Rialto Fish Market to See What’s Cooking in Venice

Rialto Fish Market - Mercato del Pesce in Venice: Getting up early for sightseeing isn't our idea of a fun thing to do on holidays, but to catch the action at the Rialto fish market (Mercato del Pesce) we made the effort. To see the stallholders receiving their barge loads of seafood supplies … [Read more...]

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia – A Venetian Specialty

Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia (Squid Ink Spaghetti) - A Venetian Specialty Pasta: Spaghetti al nero di seppia or squid ink spaghetti is a specialty of Venice and you can find this pasta dish in many authentic Venetian osterie or trattorias. On our first evening out in Venice, I was surrounded by … [Read more...]

The Delicate-Tasting Mozzarella

Mozzarella - A Favourite Italian Cheese: Mozzarella is an Italian cheese that we enjoy very much and as we travel around Italy, lunching on mozzarella and tomato sandwiches, it's interesting to know more about how this cheese is made. Types of Mozzarella Fresh mozzarella is divine, especially … [Read more...]

Bologna’s Mouth-Watering Food Market

A Walking Tour Down the Bologna Food Market: The Emilia-Romagna region is famous as a food centre and when we visited Bologna we were very much looking forward to sampling some of its gastronomic delights. During our whistle-stop visit to Bologna we took a stroll down Via Pescherie Vecchie … [Read more...]

Siena is the Panforte Capital of Italy

Enjoying Panforte in Siena - the Panforte Capital of Italy: For our visit of Siena, one of the things on my to-do list was to buy some Panforte from the city where this cake originated. Siena panforte is a dense fruit cake with candied fruits and nuts. But what makes it different from other fruit … [Read more...]

Limoncello – A Popular Italian Liqueur

Limoncello is the Second Most Popular Liqueur in Italy: On any travel to the south of Italy, a common sight is attractive yellow bottles of limoncello, many with eye-catching labels and gift packaging.  Limoncello is a traditional Italian lemon liqueur that is produced anywhere from Naples to … [Read more...]

Pontefract’s Liquorice Festival Suits All Sorts

Pontefract Cakes, Liquorice Food and Drink, Clowns, Magicians and Crafts Every year the English town of Pontefract in West Yorkshire celebrates its long-standing relationship with liquorice by holding an annual festival dedicated to this versatile plant. The Pontefract Liquorice Festival is … [Read more...]