A Food & Travel Blog

Itria Bontà – Artisan Cheese Making in Puglia

20/09/2019 | By

It’s all about the food when I’m travelling, but having the opportunity to watch a local artisan cheese making hero in Southern Italy was a special treat!

artisan cheese making

During our visit to Southern Italy a few months back, The Bloke and I were lucky enough to be able to spend some time at Itria Bontà, a small family-owned farm near Alberobello that has been making organic, artisan products for over 70 years.

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On Eating Meat Book Review – and Fire and Flavour from Adelaide’s Chef Nu

19/07/2019 | By

I check out two new books this week – Matthew Evans’ confronting, but inspiring ‘On Eating Meat’, and the heartwarming collection of family-inspired recipes in from chef Nu Suandokmai in ‘Fire and Flavour’.

 On Eating Meat by Matthew Evans

Australian chef, farmer and food critic Matthew Evans, of Fat Pig Farm, has a new book out and it’s going to ruffle some feathers. 

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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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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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Future Food at Adelaide’s Open State Festival

08/09/2017 | By

Future Food, at Adelaide’s Open State Festival from 28 Sept – 8 Oct 2017, explores a diverse range of aspects around the future of our food.

Future Food

If there’s one thing we know how to do really well here in South Australia it’s celebrate – hardly a month goes by without some form of festival.

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Ginger Nut Biscuits – Who Knew?!

26/05/2017 | By

Shocking, but true – there’s a national schism in Australia when it comes to the simple pleasure of dunking a ginger nut biscuit.

NSW ginger nut biscuits

All images are from Arnott’s website.

I know I’ve been quite slack about posting on my blog for the last few weeks, but I’m under the pump a little with some other (paid) work, so correspondence may continue to be a little sporadic for a while yet. 

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