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SLIGHTLY TROPICAL ZUCCHINI FLOWERS

SLIGHTLY TROPICAL ZUCCHINI FLOWERS

We could be in the tropics at the moment with heat that rises to 35 degrees during the day followed

PRESERVED LEMON, BASIL & POMEGRANATE SEED LINGUINE

PRESERVED LEMON, BASIL & POMEGRANATE SEED LINGUINE

“Do you know the land where lemons bloom and grow…..” asked Goethe…..and sadly I would have to reply “not yet”…or

MARBLED EGGS, EDIBLE FLOWERS & RUCOLA with AN EASTER EGG-CRACKING GAME

MARBLED EGGS, EDIBLE FLOWERS & RUCOLA with AN EASTER EGG-CRACKING GAME

I learnt the art of marbling paper as a bookbinder many years ago. An art apparently first used in Japan

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SLIGHTLY TROPICAL ZUCCHINI FLOWERS

SLIGHTLY TROPICAL ZUCCHINI FLOWERS

We could be in the tropics at the moment with heat that rises to 35 degrees during the day followed

PRESERVED LEMON, BASIL & POMEGRANATE SEED LINGUINE

PRESERVED LEMON, BASIL & POMEGRANATE SEED LINGUINE

“Do you know the land where lemons bloom and grow…..” asked Goethe…..and sadly I would have to reply “not yet”…or

MARBLED EGGS, EDIBLE FLOWERS & RUCOLA with AN EASTER EGG-CRACKING GAME

MARBLED EGGS, EDIBLE FLOWERS & RUCOLA with AN EASTER EGG-CRACKING GAME

I learnt the art of marbling paper as a bookbinder many years ago. An art apparently first used in Japan

A SPOONFUL OF BAROLO

Here’s the link to my guest post for Turin Italy Guide featuring Barolo wine and Risotto al Barolo…..’buon appetito’! Barolo

A SHEPHERD’S OPEN SANDWICH

I stopped and chatted with a nomadic pastore this morning as he grazed his flock along the river. Well strictly

About me

Faustina Gilbey

Founder & Author

Hello, I’m Faustina Gilbey, and I’ve been on a lifelong adventure of exploration, both in travel and in the kitchen. Italy has become my home, fulfilling a dream I’ve cherished for years. As Marcel Proust said, “my dream became my address.” Traveling the world, I’ve immersed myself in writing, cooking, and the vibrant tapestry of global cuisines. The heart of my culinary journey lies in the bustling markets of India, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, where I’ve marveled at the artistry of local dishes crafted from simple ingredients, herbs, and spices. Amidst the sounds of sizzling woks and chopping knives, I’ve embraced the vegetarian delights of each culture, savoring the essence of their culinary traditions. Join me as I share tales of flavor, culture, and the joy of discovery from here in Italy and around the globe.

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THE FLOWER

VENETIAN-STYLE ‘CICCHETTI’ & BAGPIPES in COMACCHIO

After a difficult year last year (I apologise for no postings) I asked for 2017 to be full of new and exciting experiences and….wham!.. the...

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A SPOONFUL OF BAROLO

Here’s the link to my guest post for Turin Italy Guide featuring Barolo wine and Risotto al Barolo…..’buon appetito’! Barolo Piemonte

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UNDERCOVER PORCINI: Italian-style Porcini Tempura

‘Porcini mushrooms are scarce this year’ was the word on the street. I had been searching for fresh porcini for a while but everyone kept...

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A SHEPHERD’S OPEN SANDWICH

I stopped and chatted with a nomadic pastore this morning as he grazed his flock along the river. Well strictly speaking he, being nomadic, stopped...

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SMOKY FLAVOURS: Chestnuts & Lapsang Tea with Gluten-Free Cake

The good thing about the New Year so far is that my skin is beautifully hydrated! This is thanks to the fact that I spent...

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