Eating Italy | Part 1: Verona & Bologna


“I am at length joined to Bologna, where I am settled like a sausage” – Lord Byron

When it came to choosing a honeymoon destination Italy was the obvious choice for us. I’ve been lucky enough to have had a career which has offered me the opportunity to work all over the world and holidays which have taken me far and wide and yet somehow I’d never visited Italy.

Italy, a country so vividly etched in my imagination through it’s people, art, culture, history and of course gastronomy and yet I had no first hand experience on which to base my impressions.

Time to right this grievous wrong, a 3 week tour from Verona to the Amalfi Coast taking in some of our favourite culinary hotspots was the perfect way to celebrate our marriage. Continue reading


The Famous Belgian gets married!


Or the hardest meal you’ll ever plan…and never eat

You may have noticed a distinct lack of activity on this blog recently that’s because…we got married! My wife and I both work in events for a living, but I have to admit planning our own wedding was more work than I ever imagined possible. I had naively imagined I could combine planning a wedding whilst maintaining a functioning blog…not so!

Happily married (and of course we had an absolutely brilliant, amazing day that we will treasure forever) I now have time to reflect on one of the most important aspects of the wedding day for us both – the food!
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No recipe.

Just a simple message of defiance to the perpetrators of the atrocities that took place in Brussels earlier today and to the politicians and media commentators seeking to exploit this tragedy for political capital.

I stand in solidarity with the people of Belgium; my thoughts are with the victims, their families and friends.  Continue reading