Monthly Archives: August 2014

Naff can be Nice – Saffron Rice and Scallops

I don’t know how you, dear Reader, personally interpret the slang word ‘naff’ but the British-English speaking can easily agree that it has to do with all things ‘uncool’, no longer or ever fashionable, on the tacky side and generally … Continue reading

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Montalbano Land and “Enzo a Mare”

During the Autumn of 2002, I signed up for a course of cooking classes that were held on a Tuesday evening and happened to coincide with the TV showing of the popular Inspector Montalbano series.  I took a look just … Continue reading

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Two Galleries and The Artist: Lorcan O’Neill Gallery and Mat Collishaw in Rome

There is food for eating and there is food for thought.  This is a shot of Via de’ Catinari, Rome, and, despite what their body language might impress, these people were actually hanging about and taking part in an ‘event’ … Continue reading

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