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The Somewhat Sustainable Eater

The Somewhat Sustainable Eater

It’s not easy. Keeping an eye on the news recently, it’s hard not to despair at all that is going on around us. Australia has been decimated by fires for weeks and is now dealing with floods. The US President thinks that Global Warming is…

Offal Ragu

Offal Ragu

The Fifth Quarter Offal – the dirty word. It wasn’t so long ago that “the fifth quarter” formed a large part of our parents and grandparents diet. Today we see ourselves as being above such frugal eating but there can be no denying that these…

The Cheese Board

The Cheese Board

The Cheese Board There is nothing quite like a good cheese board – well flavoured cheese of different types complimenting each other while also standing firmly on their own two feet. It takes a little bit of thought, not only about the cheese but also…

Wine: Our Southern Italian Adventure

Wine: Our Southern Italian Adventure

We’re back almost two months now. Back from our Honeymoon, touring around Southern Italy from Campania to Puglia and back again. We had a great time, even if there were some interesting moments while driving. That’s all for another post however, this post is very…

Eatyard Wine and Cheese Festival

Eatyard Wine and Cheese Festival

Last Sunday, we took the bus to The Big Smoke to attend the Eatyard Wine and Cheese Festival at The Iveagh Gardens. This was the second year of the festival but the first in this much larger setting. We arrived early and stood at the…

Observations from a Weekend in London

Observations from a Weekend in London

London Last weekend, we took the short hop over to London to attend Fearne Cotton’s Happy Place Festival in Chiswick House and Gardens. We stayed with good friends’ Aoife and Ben in Hackney and had a lovely weekend eating great food, drinking wine, chatting and…

Wine: My Journey, Wines 1-10

Wine: My Journey, Wines 1-10

My Italian Wine Journey (1-10) I am just over two months into my Italian Wine exploration. I have been fervently seeking out bottles that I haven’t tried before and although I have just hit 25 wines tasted, there are a further 35 sitting in my…

Roast Chicken with Pepperonata

Roast Chicken with Pepperonata

Roast Chicken with Pepperonata There is something very special about this dish. Everybody has dishes that they come back to again and again and this is one such dish for me. It’s not difficult – it all cooks in one pot and, as long as…

Wine: Fiano Everywhere!

Wine: Fiano Everywhere!

Fiano A couple of weeks ago we set off for our little Southern Italian adventure honeymoon. Two weeks of touring around the south of the country taking in parts of Puglia, Basilicata and Campania. It’s the first time I’ve really paid attention to the wine…

The Drink List – Recommended Wines

The Drink List – Recommended Wines

The Drink List Here is a list of my current favourites and where you can get them. I consider all of these wines to be excellent value for what’s on offer. Value can be difficult to judge but what I will say is that, upon…