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Poached Eggs with Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan, a Contemporary Take

Poached Eggs with Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan, a Contemporary Take

Poached eggs with asparagus, pancetta and parmesan, a contemporary take. I couldn’t leave the classic rendition of the dish that I recently made for the Venice edition of my Weekend Eggs series alone. Here’s why… I was lamenting the fact that it’s not really customary here in Venice, or anywhere...
Poached Eggs, Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan Recipe

Poached Eggs, Asparagus, Pancetta and Parmesan Recipe

This poached eggs, asparagus, pancetta and parmesan recipe is one of our favourite spring time recipes, and a classic that works for breakfast or brunch. Light and healthy, it doesn’t leave you feeling full, and with a glass of bubbly it leaves you feeling fabulous. Here...
Price Check: a Venice Shopping List

Price Check: a Venice Shopping List

We usually take our prices for Price Check from the local supermarket, or supermercato, regardless of what things cost at the local market or mercato, because supermarkets generally provide a better yardstick for comparing prices between different cities and countries, and sometimes supermarkets may be...
Our Home Away from Home in Venice

Our Home Away from Home in Venice

We’ve become the people we’ve always envied, sipping glasses of Prosecco at the windows of our Venetian palazzo as we survey the action on the Grand Canal down below. People crammed on the vaporettos that pull up at the wharf in front smile up at...
Limoncello, Cherry Liqueur and other Earthly Delights in Puglia

Limoncello, Cherry Liqueur and other Earthly Delights in Puglia

In Alberobello, self-sufficiency extends to everything from olive oil and cherry tomatoes to limoncello and cherry liqueur – from filling the fridge to supplying the liquor cabinet, everything is homegrown and homemade in Puglia. Limoncello, Cherry Liqueur and other Earthly Delights in Puglia In Alberobello,...
Homemade Puglian Pizza from Our Own Woodfired Pizza Oven

Homemade Puglian Pizza from Our Own Woodfired Pizza Oven

Puglian pizza making is a two stage process over two days, we learn when I get lessons in making homemade pizzas in the wood-fired oven attached to our trullo just outside Alberobello in Italy’s southern region of Puglia. Maria, as you might remember, is the caretaker of...
Local Knowledge: Anna from Alberobello

Local Knowledge: Anna from Alberobello

Effervescent Anna Rosato knew the meaning of hospitality well before the 23 year-old graduated with her tourism degree from the University of Bari last year. The daughter of chef-restaurateurs, Anna has worked at her family pizzeria for as long as she can remember. Majoring in...
Orecchiette con Sugo al Pomodoro Recipe

Orecchiette con Sugo al Pomodoro Recipe

In our trullo in Alberobello in Puglia in southern Italy, our host Maria teaches us how to make orecchiette con sugo al pomodoro in our rustic kitchen with ingredients she has grown herself. A few days ago we wrote about the simplicity of Italian cuisine. We had eaten at a...