Harwood Arms (London, UK)

Here is, finally, my review about Harwood Arms, where I had dinner with WJT on my first weekend in London this fall. It is a gastropub with 1 Michelin star: a typical London pub made simply elegant by candles, dim lights, wild flowers on wooden rustic tables, non-matching chairs and, obviously, a traditional bar serving…

Weekend in London #2

Here I am again writing about another gourmand weekend in London visiting WJT! Pizza and Swan Lake on Saturday After arriving very late on Friday night, I  had a “light breakfast” on Saturday morning with yoguhrt and buttered crumpets and got ready to hit the Royal Opera House. On the way to the opera, we…

A treat from a Calabrian friend in Milan

Last week, I went for dinner at my friend SS. He is from Calabria originally and happened to have just come back from home with some local food – he was so kind to organise a dinner to let us try it! As starters, we had bread with olive tapenade (a spread consisting of puréed…

Weekend in London #1

Last Friday I had my first trip of the autumn to London, to visit WJT. Crisp but sunny weather throughout the whole weekend created a perfect setting for enjoying some open-air activities. On Saturday morning, we visited Barnes Farmers Market in South West London. It is a charming little market with few stalls offering locally…

Pizzeria da Rita ed Antonio (Milan, Italy)

Today it’s pizza! As an Italiana I have no choice but to write about it. Many think pizza is just pizza – if you’re one of them, I hope to change your mind in this post. Pizza can be made in many different ways – I’ll describe you a few key styles, so that next…