I discovered crostata, an Umbrian classic, on Letizia Mattiacci’s website. Here’s a variation using fresh raspberries and strawberry conserve. Crostata rocks!
This blessed region of southern New Zealand has it all. In autumn it’s golden and crunchy with a soft heart. Love.
Zesty South American food and coffee is the flavour of the month in Sydney. Belaroma Coffee Roasting Company at Manly Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches is one of those go-to places.
Taste. Gossip. Shop. Orange Grove markets have been serving it up to Sydneysiders for 14 years. Organic, yummy fun for Saturday mornings.
Chocolate mousse shots were created accidentally when I made a mousse that wouldn’t set in time. So I poured it into shot glasses and slammed it in the freezer. These rich little gems remain family favourites.
This is my version of a hearty Greek fish soup to warm your soul on a winter’s day, also influenced by the French Provencal bouillabaisse. Delicious!
On a mountaintop in Umbria, Letizia and her husband Ruurd run a cooking school, Alla Madonna del Piatto. Winter is down time (kind of) but there’s lots of preparation to be done for the upcoming season to welcome visitors from all over the world. And they’ve just created a writer’s retreat.
One day Peter Mayle came home to find Japanese tourists in his Provence swimming pool. He moved, somewhere near the village of Gordes but I can’t say precisely where.
It’s mid-week market day in the Provence city of Arles, and we’re off to buy picnic goodies off the tourist trail.
At the Australian country getaway of Turon Gates, Sonya Lunoe draws on her Lebanese heritage to create exotic treats for guests.