Is there a food more comforting, more reminiscent of home and more suited to rainy, grey days than a perfect roast chicken with all the trimmings? A whole burnished chicken, stuffed with an onion, garlic, half a lemon, some springs of rosemary, thyme perhaps. Sizzling with the butter and fat it’s been basted with, some scattered salt crystals and a few chopped thyme leaves to… Read more Continue reading Roast Chicken and other stories…
Six months felt like the natural time to start a blog on our new life here in the Castelli Romani. Where I hear you ask? Nestled some 10 km South East of Rome in Lazio, the Castelli Romani comprises sixteen towns set in the beautiful Colli Albani (Alban Hills). Rich in history and known for its food and wine (think the eponymous white wine in… Read more Continue reading Six Months….how on earth did we get here?
There are so many stories I want to tell – and opening sentences that I’ve turned over in my head many times, only to be discarded half written as I try to settle down to what it is that I really want to say. I’m brimming with tales of how we’ve moved, slowly but surely from summer to autumn: of Ottabretta Romana and the pile… Read more Continue reading A feast for the senses
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