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Picchiapò – pronounced peek-ya-poh

Leftovers are sneered at by people who subscribe to reasons that are either piously self-complacent or scientifically hygienic.  The first believe that there should never be a surfeit of food,  that planning and good husbandry are the essence of a … Continue reading

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The Elegance of a Plain Risotto

What do the words ‘summer holiday’ evoke in the average, relatively grown-up person? For me, they kindle up existential magic.  Throughout all my summer holidays at boarding school in England, life donned a special cloak of ‘alive-liness’.  Even boring periods … Continue reading

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