Monthly Archives: May 2013

Snippets ( Frammenti)

Well good news today for all those Italian Salami makers. The USA has lifted its 15 year ban on Italian semi cured meat products that includes salami and bacon. Italy has been cleared by APHIS of having swine vesicular desease. … Continue reading

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Puglia and Fast Food

Jonathan in the comments makes a good point, with all the issues here why stay ? What is it about the place that keeps me from upping sticks and moving on. I could make a list of pro points but … Continue reading

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Electricity and Gas Prices Italy

I know that many of the readers of this blog are either in the process of buying a property or contemplating a purchase down here in Puglia so at the risk of boring the pants off everyone else I felt … Continue reading

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Il Bruto Tempo ( The Bad Weather)

Italians talk as much about the weather as the Brits probably because it is so unpredictable though that said I was reading a book this week on the Anzio breakout in WWII and the American general described the weather in … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet

While most of you enjoy the UK Bank Holiday or Memorial Day, I was glancing through the Italian newspapers and they all make mention of a new study into the Med diet as it is known by a Spanish group … Continue reading

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Spaghetti alle Vongole ( Clams with Spaghetti )

Today a few people are coming to lunch and we thought as summer is almost upon us let’s do a seafood lunch. So what does the weather do ? It turns back to winter ¬†of course, 15C with a windchill … Continue reading

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Hairy Navels

But before we get to them lets ponder some more about the Italian education system and those would be teachers from yesterday’s post. For starters it does seem incredible that your ability to join the teaching profession should be decided … Continue reading

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