Dan Morey braves hunger and the wrath of Florence’s waiters to find somewhere, and something, his mother will eat: Bistecca alla Fiorentina, anyone?
Orecchiette Pasta is the Favourite of the Puglia Region: Orecchiette is a typical pasta of the Puglia region. This ear-shaped pasta is on all restaurant menus and so it is no surprise that our cooking class in Ostuni includes the making of orecchiette pasta. Cooking Lessons in a Masseria This morning we are taken on […]
La Tana del Polpo is a Popular Seafood Restaurant in Bari: La Tana del Polpo was one of the restaurants that we walked past on our Bari walking tour. Guisseppe, our Free Walking Tour guide, said that it is a popular seafood restaurant and it could be difficult to get a table. We peaked into […]
Caffè Greco is a famous and historic café near Rome’s Spanish Steps: At the top of via Condotti, just off the Piazza di Spagna, is Caffè Greco, one of the oldest cafés in Rome. Opened by its Greek owner in 1760, Caffè Greco’s literary connections are very much stronger than the coffee it serves. The […]
Il Molo, or The Pier, has great seafood with Sicilian Flavours: After three weeks of travelling in northern Italy, we were looking forward to a change away from ‘traditional Italian cuisine’. When we arrived in Vicenza, Tony did some research and Il Molo was one of the restaurants that had good reviews. Il Molo, or The […]
It’s Autumn in Tuscany, and time to harvest the olives! It’s autumn in Tuscany and, once again, time to get the nets out and prepare for La Raccolta – the olive harvest. La Raccolta in Tuscany normally takes place between October and December, before the olives fall from the trees, but it is vital to […]
Food, Glorious Food. A quick guide to eating in Italy. Italian food is an institution: read this and don’t let its unwritten rules catch you out!
In Borgomale, Italy, a small village near Alba, Silvio Pistone makes Langhe sheep’s milk cheese the old-fashioned way – and these days, not many do.
FRESH TRUFFLES AND PORCINI ARE SOME OF THE FOOD WE LOVE AT TAVERNA DI SAN GIUSEPPE: When searching for a place to eat in Siena, it’s tempting to just pick one of the many restaurants on Piazza del Campo for the pleasant atmosphere around Siena’s famous “square”. But as we are looking for a restaurant […]
WHEN IN ROME, EAT PIZZAS THE WAY THE ROMANS DO: Baffetto is our favourite pizza restaurant in Rome. This long-established pizzeria makes pizzas the true Italian way, with really thin crust and a very tasty sauce. In spite of being a no-frills pizzeria, Baffetto is nevertheless legendary and there’s usually a long queue of people […]