Scrumptious Nutella Crumble Cake

Or… Torta sbriciolata alla Nutella. It’s happening. I know that it’s still lent and I’m fully aware that Nutella has no place in the run up to Easter, however I don’t often bake and so very excited to share this naughty little recipe. This is from a swoony Italian blog, lovingly translated for you from Veneto. As…

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A Cappuccino Confrontation

Was I in the middle of a culture-clash-stand-off? I would like to share a moment of innocent, Englishness that crept into a perfectly daily situation here in Italy. Last Saturday, after doing some pre-Monday food and flower errands and secretly cartwheeling inside at the prospect that spring has arrived, I decided to have a refreshment. The sun had…

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The best handmade Tagliatelle al Ragu in Bologna

You can accidentally walk for hours in Bologna, winding through terracotta palazzos and piazzas and bumping into towering basilicas. Before long you’ll be peeping enviably into osterias, ristoranti and the outdoor tables as they fill with brightly-cured affettati, golden foccaccia calda, formaggio di stagione and carafes of white wine that glisten in the early afternoon sun. As tends to be…

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