An Insiders Gourmet Guide to Tuscany

Olives, bread and wine form the ‘Trinity of the Table’ in Tuscany, and there is an impressive supporting cast behind them too. Wanda Djebbar explains just what it is that makes Tuscan cooking so good… With the region’s great agricultural heritage, it is not surprising that Tuscan food is strongly linked to the land. Most […]

Gourmet Guide to Terra dei Messapi

This lesser-know region in idyllic central Puglia is fast becoming a foodie paradise, as Rachel Beckwith discovers as she visits the producers… Just a light lunch, they said. The heaving table in front of me suggests otherwise – it gives an audible creak every time our hostess balances yet another plate of food at the […]

Gourmet guide to Montalcino

As much as anywhere in Italy, the food of Montalcino is intensely local and dear to its residents. Wanda Djebbar explains the culinary heritage of this Tuscan town with her Gourmet guide to Montalcino… Sitting proudly on its hilltop at 567 metres above sea level, looking out over the Val d’Orcia and the Via Francigena, […]

Gourmet Guide: Basilicata

As co-founder of food importer Gallucci & Gilmour, Malcolm Gilmour has plenty to say about this lesser-known region of south Italy. Here he offers an insight into the vast culinary history of Basilicata… In the Italian film Basilicata Coast to Coast, which recounts the story of four errant musicians making their way by foot from […]

Alta Badia – Skiing & Slope Food

Alta Badia in the Dolomites offers more than just a simple skiing holiday – Rachel Wilson-Couch indulges in the new gourmet concept of Slope Food while strapping on a pair of skis for the first time… Just ski into my arms, it’ll be fine.” Walter, ski maestro at the Corvara ski school looked at me […]

Gourmet Guide To Florence

As well as its touristic delights, Florence has more than its fair share of excellent dining options. Oliver Hunter shares with us some of his favourite haunts… Someone once told me that to live a happy life I should surround myself with beauty. Well, if I was to take up that advice seriously I would […]