Category: Italy

  • Europe 2016 – Part 10

    Europe 2016 – Part 10

     Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 9. Alba: Its food and wine The Alba region is known for: Its food, especially truffles, hazelnuts and salamis High quality wines, Borolo and Barbaresco The Slow Food movement which began in the nearby town of Bra. We were staying in an apartment in an Agriturismo property right in the…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 9

    Europe 2016 – Part 9

     Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 8. Alba and its remarkable landscapes Alba is one of THE foodie destinations. It is renowned for its truffles and hazelnuts, for its Barbaresco and Borolo wines, and for the Slow Food movement. We will look at the wine and food in more detail in the next post. Here…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 8

    Europe 2016 – Part 8

     Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 7. Genoa – An outstanding food destination The food, produce and restaurants in Genoa, and the region of Liguria, are remarkable by any standard. Any visitor will notice how eating is such a natural part of Genoese life, with a food culture driven not by mass tourism but by…

  • Europe 2016 – Part 7

    Europe 2016 – Part 7

    Continued from Europe 2016 – Part 6. Genoa (Genova) – A hard to beat tourist destination! Genoa is one of our absolute favourite places anywhere. We have stayed there on four occasions, from two days to three weeks.  It is a perfect place for immersion in Italian life! This is the first of two updates,…

  • Recipes From The Italian Riviera

    Recipes From The Italian Riviera

    (Continued from Tomato Sauce – Italian Style) As well as an abundance of herbs and tomatoes, you may well have an abundance of cherry tomatoes. And maybe you also have a surfeit of figs! Below you will find two simple but excellent Italy-inspired recipes: grilled cheese-stuffed figs and a pasta sauce using cherry tomatoes. Three…

  • Pesto, Salsa Verde, Chimichurri – Three essential green sauces

    Pesto, Salsa Verde, Chimichurri – Three essential green sauces

    (Continued from Our Herb Garden) In this post I am writing about herbs that could be classified as ‘soft herbs’, meaning leafy, salad-like herbs as distinct from the more pungent ‘hard leaf’ herbs like thyme, rosemary and bay leaves. Just now, in the second half of February, we have plenty of these in the garden.…