Recently I was faced with a dilemma. What would you do if the doyen of food reviewing in Sheffield asked if you'd like to accompany him on an Italian wine tasting with food thrown in, all for free? Only problem is, there's no room for the wife to come along. Do you............ Politely refuse and … Continue reading Review – Veeno: At Last! A Little Bit of Italy Comes to Sheffield
Preface: I wrote this piece back in May 2011 after one of our day trips to Whitby with my late dad which, on his (and our!) insistence, had to include an obligatory trip to The Magpie. It was long before the devastating fires of last year which left them closed for months. Happily now reopened, … Continue reading One For Sorrow?? – Never When You Spot THIS Lone Magpie
I was a little unsure where to start this series. "At the beginning is usually best" I hear you yell. Ma non! What I mean is, where IS the beginning of the meal? To the English/American lover/violater of Italian food it would be bread....and oil....and vinegar. To an Italian it would be conversation with the … Continue reading Italian Food Myth No. 1: “Dip Thi Bread”, as we say in Yorkshire…but not in Oil and Vinegar. Please.
Before I launch into this little series (actually thinking about our propensity for bastardizing Italian food it could be a big series), a thank you to Jane @kouzinacooking for allowing me to pinch her idea from Greek Food Myths. I want to nail my colours to the mast before we start. I'm not a food snob, … Continue reading Italian Food Myths – A Prelude