Artisan balsamic vinegar, grape juice, time and passion

Artisan balsamic vinegar, grape juice, time and passion

“Grape juice, time and passion and nothing else” explains Roberto “There is no sugar in genuine balsamic vinegar.” I’m at Casa del Balsamico Modenese di Giuseppe Cattani, producers of the first organic traditional balsamic vinegar of...
The exquisite Ravenna mosaics

The exquisite Ravenna mosaics

Photographs and map (including GPS guided walking tour) of the Ravenna mosaics by travel photographer, Kathryn Burrington

How to make fresh pasta

How to make fresh pasta

I love pasta! Spaghetti, lasagna, tagliatelle… I love it all and although the dried pasta you can buy in any supermarket across Britain is very nice, there is nothing quite like fresh pasta. I recently spent a fun afternoon at the culinary school of Casa Artusi...
Overcoming my fear of heights in  Bologna

Overcoming my fear of heights in Bologna

I have so many wonderful things I want to share with you from my recent stay in Bologna and thousands of photographs that it was hard to know where to start. So let’s start from the top! The top of the tallest tower in Bologna, the Asinelli Tower –...
Instagramming Emilia Romagna

Instagramming Emilia Romagna

Yesterday, my week in the blogville apartment in Bologna, Italy came to an end. I’ve had a superb time, made great new friends, seen, tasted and learnt about many wonderful things, from visiting the breathtakingly beautiful Ravenna mosaics to learning how...
The deliciously stinky cheeses of Rimini

The deliciously stinky cheeses of Rimini

Rimini, on the coast of Emilia Romagna in Italy, is best known for its beaches and nightlife but it is all too often overlooked that the region is an area of great natural beauty with a rich rural heritage and a cuisine to rival that of its better known gourmet...
A mini guide to the street food of Florence

A mini guide to the street food of Florence

Following on from a couple of other great street food guides I have featured on Travel With Kat here, Debra Kokkla, who lives and blogs from Bagni de Lucca in Tuscany, shares her thoughts on street food in the lovely city of Florence. Italians take their food very...
Roman style pizza recipe

Roman style pizza recipe

On the final full day of my first visit to Rome, I spent a delightful morning exploring the Campo de Fiori market plus a local baker’s, a butcher’s and two restaurants. We tasted a variety of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, pizza bianca, cheeses and salami...
Going solo in Rome

Going solo in Rome

Rome is a great city to explore whether with others or own your own. I felt perfectly safe as a woman alone in Rome. Here are my solo travel tips from my experience of travelling to Rome alone.

The best food walking tour in Rome

The best food walking tour in Rome

From aphrodisiac salami to 50-year-old balsamic vinegar, exploring the Campo de Fiori farmers’ market is one of my favourite, things to do in Rome. A visit here is included in this fabulous Rome food tour with my favourite Rome walking tour specialists, Walks of...
Pairing Italian Wine and Food

Pairing Italian Wine and Food

When Vino Roma invited me as their guest to one of their wine tours in Rome I thought it would be rude to say no and promptly almost bite their hand of saying… Yes please! I opted for their wine and cheese lunch as I was fascinated to learn about pairing food...
On a mission to discover Rome’s food and wine!

On a mission to discover Rome’s food and wine!

Less than two week’s ago I received the nod from Expedia that I would be going to Rome as one of their guinea pigs for a new blogging initiative. Three bloggers would be looking at Rome from three different angles – Rachel, art and culture, Laura, shopping...
A gastronomic feast of festivals this September!

A gastronomic feast of festivals this September!

When I was in Italy in July with Blogville, we all took every opportunity to try out different gelatos and being a big fan of chocolate I tried every variation I could find including white chocolate, milk chocolate but best of all the darkest of dark chocolate! Later...
Piadina recipe: Cooking piadina and crescione in Rimini

Piadina recipe: Cooking piadina and crescione in Rimini

Last month I had the chance to spend a day exploring the countryside (and cuisine) of the Rimini hinterland, thanks to the Emilia-Romagna tourist board. I had never been to this part of Italy before and it was fantastic to discover such beautiful scenery. It is a...
Uncovering the secrets of Bologna

Uncovering the secrets of Bologna

When I first started researching ‘Things to do in Bologna’ I was very aware that I would only have a couple of days to explore this beautiful medieval city. One thing jumped out at me as something I simply had to see and photograph above all else. It was...
Discovering Emilia-Romagna with the ‘BlogVille’ project

Discovering Emilia-Romagna with the ‘BlogVille’ project

Last Saturday saw the end of an amazing couple of months for bloggers in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. Home to the medieval town of Bologna, the food capital of the country, and Rimini, a seaside party town, this region was completely unknown to me despite the fact...
Sculptures in light and the art of making ice-cream

Sculptures in light and the art of making ice-cream

While staying at the Borgobianco Resort and Spa in Puglia last month, Laure, from the hotel, was kind enough to show me around the nearby town of Polignano a Mare – first stop – the workshop of Peppino Campanella. On Via Conversano, perched on the cliff...

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