About Blushing and being Pickled

Having enjoyed reading the last couple of preserving posts by Martin Dawes, it got me to thinking about my own favourite ways to keep the good stuff of summer and autumn for the long winter nights. Our Saturday nights for a long while now have usually consisted of some home baked ciabatta (dunked in, yes, … Continue reading About Blushing and being Pickled

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Italian Food Myth No.4 – It’s Not A Myth

I'm writing this hot....and hot under the collar, from a trip out to see if MY perceptions of how I envisage the portrayal of Italian food in Britain and the wider world is correct. As I looked back at the four articles I'd written over the last few weeks, I found myself thinking:   "Am … Continue reading Italian Food Myth No.4 – It’s Not A Myth

Italian Food Myth No. 1: “Dip Thi Bread”, as we say in Yorkshire…but not in Oil and Vinegar. Please.

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.

Italian Food Myths – A Prelude

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