Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sun and Sea

Sole e mare , lots in the papers this morning about both as I sat enjoying a coffee at Galante. It is a blustery cloudy chilly day 16C ( 60F) and the supermarket area of  Galante is full of rather … Continue reading

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The Italian Male

Come on you knew we would get to this one day, the Italian male. If the pinnacle of birth in Britain is to be born with a silver spoon in one’s mouth, to be born an Italian male is to … Continue reading

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Cappuccino

This world is full of surprises I thought as I drank my cappuccino this morning and took a bite out of my cornetto which is the Italian equivalent of the French croissant. I have to say I thought I was … Continue reading

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Booze Glorious Booze

I said yesterday that we do a beer run to Brindisi every few weeks to stock up in bulk.  Peroni in the 660cl bottles is €0.75 down there and you can buy it in 15 bottle cases which we store … Continue reading

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Phew That Was Close

This afternoon the government announced that the 1% increase in VAT ( Sales Tax) due on July 1st which would have taken it from 21% to 22% has been postponed until October. Now regular readers will know the cancellation of … Continue reading

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Figs and Things

But firstly this is my 100th post, so 100 days of blogging, almost 5,000 views from about 40 countries. It started as a winter pastime and here we are 100 days later. Mind you today the Martina Franca weather has … Continue reading

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Celebrity Chefs

With the Nigella and Saatchi incident back on the front page of all the UK newspapers it got me thinking  about Italian celebrity chefs and whether we have any. We have certainly exported a few around the world. Antonio Carluccio … Continue reading

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