The richness of poor man’s food

Last night my hosts in Roma wanted to make sure I finished my stay in the “eternal city” with two special Italian street foods – one, suppli, to farewell Roma and the other, farinata, to introduce me to where I find myself tonight, the stunning Ligurian coast. Both dishes could be historically described as “poor … Continue reading The richness of poor man’s food

Showing off in Rome

The humble tablecloth loves to show off in Italy. It's everywhere! Different colours, plains, checks and stripes, playing up to the summer crowds alfresco style, dressed simply and elegantly, covering tables on so many of Rome’s sampietrini pavements. The colourful cloths seem to sing in tune with the sights and smells of pastas, pizzas, tomato … Continue reading Showing off in Rome

The world at their door!

I had to smile as I listened to a group of children comparing travel notes getting off my Melbourne to Dubai flight this morning. “We’re going to London.” “My family is going Ireland.” “We’re going to an island in Greece.” “I’m going my cousin’s wedding in Spain.” Yep a group of seven Aussie kids from … Continue reading The world at their door!