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Italy vs. Britain - A game of culinary and cultural differences

NEW BLOG POST: Italy vs. Britain - A game of culinary and cultural differences

London Coffee Festival - Caffè Cagliari

When I moved to London, my family bade me a fond, fearful farewell, certain that the rosy face they were used to would come back a starved skull. Like thousands of Italian relatives before them, and just as many after, they associated Britain with greasy pub food and unappetising boiled vegetable sides – and thought I’d signed myself up for a life of malnutrition. Four years, several visits and…

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Dairy-free Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownies

NEW RECIPE ON THE BLOG: Dairy-free Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownies

Dairy-free chocolate and hazelnut brownies

Every now and again, I get the urge to reflect on my eating habits. The hard work I put into unlearning unhealthy habits and developing healthier routines is something I look back to with pride – but guilt and self-reproach immediately follow, uninvited: after all these years, the balance and discipline I achieved still feel like not enough. It’s all pointless crap, negative self-talk, but it…

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A sweet tooth’s guide to Prague

NEW BLOG POST: A sweet tooth’s guide to Prague

Prague - Mansson Bakery

Today’s word is wanderlust: “a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world“, as the definition goes. I’ve been feeling a bit gloomy in the past few weeks, and I’ve come to think wanderlust may be the reason. Maybe it’s because my friends are all on holiday, or just about to leave, while my next trip’s not until December. Or maybe I’m more conscious than ever that moving…

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Simple Mushroom Risotto

NEW RECIPE ON THE BLOG: Simple Mushroom Risotto

Mushroom Risotto

When I was a kid, risotto was one of the most time-consuming dishes I could think of. I have many memories of watching rice boil in the pan for what felt like hours, pestering my mother with an incessant stream of “mum, is it ready yet?”; the universal key to annoying a weary parent, triggering the universal repertory of icy stares and brisk orders to get the hell out of the kitchen. Minutes…

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Kate Bush's first Before the Dawn show – live blog ⇝

She’s already played Hounds of Love and Running Up That Hill”.

Salt. Wound. Enough said.

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I was having a perfectly acceptable day.

Then I remembered that Kate Bush’s first tour since 1979 starts tonight, and I don’t have tickets. By which I mean “no tickets for none of 22 dates”, and yes, it’s really a twenty-two you read there.

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Don’t make me read your mind,
you should know me better than that.

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