The romance of Rome by twilight

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 the eternal...
Book Review: The Whispering Wind by Lexa Dudley

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...
In pictures, a walking tour of Florence

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...
Cooking Tuscany! From perfect pasta to the tastiest tiramisu

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...
Picture Postcard from Florence

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...
An edible journey around Sardinia

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...
Exploring Cagliari, Sardinia’s ancient capital

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,...
San Pantaleo and the best hot chocolate in the world?

San Pantaleo and the best hot chocolate in the world?

With its rustic stone buildings, hardly any traffic and a backdrop of granite mountains, walking around the pretty Sardinian village of San Pantaleo, is like stepping back in time and it was here that I made a very important discovery. It was coming to the end of...
Sardinia, the heart of the Mediterranean

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...
Top 10 things to do in Rome

Top 10 things to do in Rome

Rome has to be one of Europe’s most popular city breaks and on my first visit, I was mesmerised by her history and splendour. I spent an exhausting few days trying to cram in seeing as many places in Rome as I possibly could, then rather regretted not taking...

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