March 2017

As settled as we are here in Italy, there are still a few things that I miss about England. Family, friends and our three rapidly maturing godchildren are the obvious things but Skype, Whatsapp and the odd email certainly make that a lot easier. Unfortunately it’s a little more difficult to Facetime with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken or a good Chinese Takeaway (although much better for the diet that way!)

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It’s often true to say that when you think of Italy … you think of its wonderful food. Italians are extremely passionate about cooking and eating, from the ingredients found in their ‘orto’ to the do’s and don’ts of the final touches … ‘To parmesan or not to parmesan?’ Food is such a passion that it is included in many phrases – some to compliment and some to insult – and in today’s post I thought I’d share a few of my favourites with you.

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