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The food we eat

This article first appeared on Cibus February 2015 edition Recently, the Italian Institute of Culture organised and hosted a seminar with the title: Per una nuova cultura dell’alimentazione: verso Expo Milano 2015. I was cordially invited to attend. Not everyone out there cares about the food we eat, where it comes from, what it is […]

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To beef or not to beef

I travel through the never ending winding roads of the Chianti region to expand my knowledge on one of Tuscany’s most sought after signature dishes. If you happen to be in the region of Tuscany, it would really be a crime not to eat and gnaw at the bone of her majesty, the Bistecca Fiorentina. […]

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La vie Provencal

Article first appeared in Cibus magazine I familiarize myself with Provencal cuisine at the farmer’s market in Aix-En-Provence. Some trusted friend suggested to me to visit Aix-En-Provence. It did not take much to convince me, just a mention of the vibrant farmer’s market on the Place Richelme and I was already planning the trip. In […]

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Back to the home roots

Article first appeared in Cibus April edition I embark to rediscover the beauty of home-grown food Earlier in my life, picking broad beans and digging potatoes was a family affair in our household. I have fond memories of days spent with my brother and grandparents at the fields. Seasons dictated our duties. In summer, we […]

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Bar-hopping, Basque style

Article first appeared in Cibus March 2014 edition Off bar-hopping in San Sebastián, but not for drinks Whilst researching on my planned trip to San Sebastián I came across an article from a food and travel magazine which quoted that:  ‘Kids in the rest of Spain want to be footballers; here, they want to be […]

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Swedish surprises

Article featured in Cibus – February 2014 edition Stockholm is not just the city of striking blondes and Vikings but a cosmopolitan capital with a remarkable food culture My first time in Stockholm was part of a tour of the Scandinavian capitals which we planned for our second honeymoon. I arrived anxious that my newlywed […]

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Extract and recipe from my write-up which featured in Cibus magazine, the Christmas 2013 edition. Tea-time was again an overflow of food – turkey sandwiches, pastizzi, meringues, hazelnut balls, date-tarts, dates stuffed with marzipan, Christmas fruit cake and Irish coffee. The flavors, smells and textures of every item summons the warm spirit of Christmas and […]

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This is a Christmas recipe taken from my Mother’s diary where she recorded recipes from our childhood days. The flavor, smell and texture of these hazelnut balls bring so many nostalgic memories and instil in me the warm spirit of Christmas. Hope they work this way for you too! Ingredients: 400g flour, sifted 300g butter, […]

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The blessed bounty of San Miguel

The moment I peeped over my sunglasses to look at the bijou iron and glass structure of the Mercado de San Miguel I knew that this was going to be a memorable food experience. I am standing at one of the entrances of the Mercado de San Miguel, in front of an automatic sliding glass […]

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I roam through the Piedmont capital in search of nourishment Having a husband whose dream is to watch his childhood love contending a sphere on green turf in black and white stripes is a blessing, especially when, Turin is the home of his innamorata. Hence, our first time in Turin was the fruit of my […]

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