Join me on my search to find the best hot chocolate in the world, try my favourite recipe and celebrate National Hot Chocolate Day.
Zuppa Gallurese recipe, hearty comfort food from Sardinia
I first tried Zuppa Gallurese during a traditional Sardinian feast at an agriturismo in the north-east of the island. This tasty and filling comfort food recipe is perfect for a chilly evening and it’s really easy to make.
Lemon Spaghetti Recipe | A taste of the Amalfi coast with Travelsphere
Lotte Duncan, from the BBC Good Food Show, discovers the Amalfi coast and a deliciously simple pasta dish, Amalfi lemon spaghetti.
Ispica, getting off the beaten track in Sicily
Exploring Ispica, Sicily, one of the stunning late Baroque towns in the Val di Noto and home to the beautiful frescos of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Where and what to eat in Italy
From artisan gelato to fresh homemade pasta, Italian cuisine is renowned the world over, but beyond the pizza, pasta, and ice cream, there’s a never-ending gastronomic journey to discover including superb cheeses, succulent roasts and legendary desserts. Here’s my top ten favourite things to eat in Italy.
Iconic locations & top tips for photographing Venice
The weather may be ever-changing, but the beauty of Venice is not. Here are my tips for photographing this iconic city, come rain, fog or sunshine.
An indulgent 48 hours in Venice
From never having been to Venice to never wanting to leave in just 48 hours – my guide to an indulgent weekend in Venice, Italy.
Review: Children of the Mists by Lexa Dudley
When I first visited Sardinia I immediately felt at home there. The towns, the people, their traditions and not least the stunning wild landscapes, they all beguiled me. And it is here on this wonderful island in the heart of the Mediterranean, that author Lexa Dudley...
As dusk falls over Cisternino
I’ve explored many of Puglia’s lovely white-washed towns and villages but the one that had the most impact on me was Cisternino in the Vale D’Itria, Puglia in the south-east of Italy.
Celebrating the grape harvest at Locorotondo, Puglia
The squelch of grapes and squeals of joy met us in Locorotondo, Puglia, to celebrate the grape harvest in this lovely region of Italy.
Enjoying the moment – As a blogger whenever I experience something new I can sometimes get a little carried away. It’s all too easy to get wrapped up in getting that stunning photo, not just on my camera but on my phone too for Instagram and Snapchat.
A taste of Sicily
From the sun dried tomatoes of Ispica to the chilli chocolate of Modica, I recently spent a fabulous week discovering new flavours and meeting the wonderful people behind a delicious assortment of food in Sicily.
The romance of Rome by twilight
Walking through the streets of Rome as the sky displays an ever changing colour palette of pastel blues and pinks makes the city seem even more romantic. Having visited on my own, a couple of years ago, I’m so delighted that this time I am sharing this trip to the eternal city with Neill.
Book Review: The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley
Anyone who visits the Mediterranean island of Sardinia is almost certain to fall head-over-heels for her charms, just as I did. From the stunning mountain scenery and beautiful beaches to the welcoming people and delicious cuisine, I loved it all. And when asked to...
In pictures, a walking tour of Florence
As well as lots of delicious cooking, and of course eating, during my recent trip to Tuscany, my host Flavours Holidays included not only a wine tasting trip but also a day out in Florence. After all, it would be a crime to visit this part of Tuscany and not see both...
Cooking Tuscany! From perfect pasta to the tastiest tiramisu
What would you look for when thinking of a cooking holiday in Italy? An informal, friendly atmosphere, a little sight-seeing, wine tasting and of course, informative and fun lessons, all in an idyllic setting on a farmhouse in the country. I found all this and more...
Picture Postcard from Florence
Dear all, Having a superb time in Tuscany learning about Florentine home cooking with the dashing, Alessio, our Italian chef. Just 7 others on the course with me and we're really having fun. We've prepared and eaten so many wonderful dishes from tortelli to tiramisu,...
An edible journey around Sardinia
Following on from my recent posts from the lovely island of Sardinia. I'd like to tell you about the amazing Sardinian cuisine I discovered. I don't think I've ever experienced so many wonderful meals in one week before, so please join me on an edible journey,...
Exploring Cagliari, Sardinia’s ancient capital
Cagliari (or Casteddu in Sardu meaning castle) on the south coast of Sardinia, is the island's capital and was once the capital of the Kingdom of Sardinia. It is an ancient city, known to have been inhabited as long ago as the Neolithic period, over 5,000 years ago....
Sardinia, the heart of the Mediterranean
Life in Sardinia is probably the best a man can wish: twenty-four-thousands kilometers of forests, countryside, shores immersed in a miraculous sea, this corresponds to what I would suggest God to give us as Paradise. Fabrizio De Andrè, 1996 Last September I spent a...