Category Archives: Food & drink

Vizio Virtù – the finest chocolatier in Venice

As you push the old, glazed door open the rich, sweet scent of chocolate envelops you, enticing you in, making your mouth water and your taste buds tingle. And as you anticipate the first bite, your mind is working overtime … Continue reading

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Truffle hunting at the white truffle festival in San Miniato, Tuscany

Known as “diamonds of the kitchen” truffles have been a sought after delicacy since the days of the Assyrians as far back as 2000 BC and later by the Ancient Greeks and Romans. These days a little hilltop town in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Treating yourself at Rizzardini’s patisserie in Venice

We all need a treat now and then don’t we? How do you treat yourself? With a pamper session, a nice glass of wine or a fancy meal? Personally I head to Rizzardini’s patisserie in the San Polo district of Venice … Continue reading

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Celebrating Father’s Day with San Giuseppe, 19th March 2015

With the internet and social media still a-buzz with talk of “synthetic babies” and debate over what makes a “tradtional family” its perhaps timely that today is, for many countries including Italy, Father’s Day. Celebrating fathers, fatherhood and the influence … Continue reading

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Perugia’s Eurochocolate Festival is a must for chocoholics!

To make the most of your visit to Perugia’s annual Eurochocolate Festival, there is one key phrase you need to learn – “Potrei assagiarlo per favore?” (Pronounced Poh-trey ah-sah-jar-lo per fah-vor-ray) It means “Could I taste it please?” And although … Continue reading

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