I’ve finally recovered from the great big Italian family New Years dinner. I honestly think I ate my entire 2017 intake of food in one sitting! Now it’s back to reality (and work 😱). Well, I didn’t quite manage to move to Italy this year. But I got pretty close. I was lucky enough to…… Continue reading 2017 Buon Anno
You know what I’ve missed the most today? The gone off section in the supermarket. Maybe because I’ve had one of those days where I feel like I’ve not actually talked to anyone else, I was wandering around the supermarket having one of those internal pity parties, looking for some comfort food to cheer me…… Continue reading Gone off Italy?
Well 2016, you keep throwing those punches! They say bad things come in threes. First there was Brexit, then Trump, now the “No” vote winning in Italy last night, leading to the resignation of Renzi. 2016 has definitely been the year of right wing political wins and is probably only set to get worse as…… Continue reading Italexit?
Anyone that knows me, knows that as much as I have a love affair with Italy, there are equally as many things that drive me crazy. For some reason, there are certain things within Italy that are seem to be intentionally designed to be as overly complicated as possible. There seems to be no apparent…… Continue reading Things I hate about Italy. Part 1.
I will never forget the date, Thursday 27th October. That was the day that I had the best meal of my life. No exaggeration. The best meal. Of. My. Life. I was lucky enough to get a table at Osteria Francescana, a tiny 12 seater restaurant in the town of Modena, Emilia Romagna. It started…… Continue reading The lunch of ruin
Just a quick blog today to get me back in the game after a long absence. The story behind the birth of Signor Vino, an enoteca (wine bar) and shop specialising in 100% Italian wines. There are 2 in Milan and they offer an informal setting where you can meet with friends and try…… Continue reading Wine not?
Ok, I lied. Last weekend was actually the final weekend in Summer. I ventured back to Liguria to take in the last of the sun. The weather forecast seems to be going decidedly downhill from hereon so I thought I’d take the opportunity to cling onto one last post of summer before I finally give in…… Continue reading Life’s a beach