A Food & Travel Blog

Matera, Southern Italy – A Living Ancient City Symbolised by a Distinctive Bread

24/06/2019 | By

A 2019 UNESCO European Capital of Culture, the ancient stone streets of Matera are utterly unique – and are symbolised by a unique loaf of bread.

sassi, matera

Carved into the limestone of a steep gorge over the River Gravina in Basilicata, Southern Italy, Matera is considered to be the oldest inhabited city in the world, with estimates suggesting it has been inhabited continuously for over three millennia, and periodically for up to 700 millennia before that.

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Happy 100th Birthday Hilton Hotels – How Hilton Adelaide was a Total Game-Changer

14/06/2019 | By

Now 100 years old, the Hilton Hotels chain wrote the book on hotel standards – and 36 years ago Hilton Adelaide helped changed this town forever.

hilton adelaide

Adelaide has developed something of a reputation as a party town, with the first part of the year a blur of  internationally noted theatre, arts, drama, music, dance and festivals, drawing visitors from all over the country – and the world.

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Bread Ingredients – Do you Wonder What’s in Your Bread? You should!

01/06/2019 | By

If you’re not a baker you’re probably unaware of general bread ingredients – but maybe it’s time we all started paying attention to what is on our plates.

bread ingredients, Fresh Bread

Hello dearest reader – I’m home again after quite a long trip, and have so much to share with you from both Turkey and Southern Italy. 

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Culinary Backstreets Istanbul Food Tour- A Must-Do for Food Lovers!

12/05/2019 | By

I’ve said it before, no-one eats as well as the Turks – I get lucky and check out the dining habits of the locals again with another Culinary Backstreets Istanbul food tour.

Istanbul, Culinary Backstreets Istanbul

Oh dear, I’m feeling quite guilty because it’s been so long since I put up a post – but I do have a fairly good excuse. 

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Tasting Australia and Tasting the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market

12/04/2019 | By

Adelaide’s Tasting Australia festival is exciting, but can be pricey. Tasting the Mt Pleasant Farmers Market is a delicious, authentic and affordable option.

Long table lunch, Tasting australia at Mt Pleasant

Any foodie worth their salt will be aware that one of Australia’s longest running and most prestigious annual food and wine events, Tasting Australia, launched here in Adelaide last Friday. 

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Simple Cake and Magic Little Meals – Excellent New Cookbooks

29/03/2019 | By

Cake is my favourite food group, and fresh, simple cooking is my go to, so ‘Simple Cake’ and ‘Magic Little Meals’ are two cookbooks I can’t go past!

Simple Cake, magic little meals

 
Regular readers will know that I’ve never met a cake I didn’t like – and that fresh, simple food is the way I like to cook. 

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