Food. Life. Travel.

I like to describe myself as a teacher first, chef second. My career as cookery teacher, caterer and writer spans three long, eventful decades. One day, I will write a tell all memoir!  I will name names. My great love is to invite people to my rather chaotic kitchen table and plie them with simple food, litres of wine and regale them with tales – some true, some ‘embellished.’ But now, I’ve reached the point in my life when my family and friends have heard my stories, jokes and travel tips so many times that their eyes glaze over as soon as I open my mouth. My other obsession is to travel with groups of like minded people, so my stories and recipes originate from many destinations, from home and abroad.

December 28, 2018

That week between Christmas and New Year is known in our house as the Festival of In Between. It is a curious, untethered time when people don’t know what day it is, or whether the shops are open or not.

Rather than questioning who we are and why we exist at all, we try...

November 28, 2017

So many people live under the delusion that Italians are laid back, spontaneous, easy-going people. Nothing could be further from the truth. In a country where road rules are merely helpful suggestions, an Italian’s life is regulated by a multitude of dictates – some a...

November 28, 2017

I was once introduced as a “professional Italian”.  At first, I bristled. Then, I acquiesced, proud to champion my cultural heritage. I felt I had finally earned some gravitas, an authority to speak on matters Italian. I imagined the flood of awards from the Ministero...

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