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Alf in Italy – Pranzo al mercato di Sant’Ambrogio

I am in the Mercato Sant'Ambrogio in Florence with a paper bag in my hand. Inside the paper bag is... Jun 17, 2020
Travel and Culture

Alf in Italy – A day in Umbria – Part 2

We leave serene Bevagna and drive across the plain. Farms, factories, housing estates and the rest of the essential marks... May 14, 2020
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Alf in Italy – Il mercato di Ortigia

We are walking through the Ortigia market in Siracusa because it is nearly lunch time and we are hungry. It... May 14, 2020
octupus ragu paccheri pasta

Gragnano (paccheri pasta) with octopus ragu’

Pasta di Gragnano (paccheri pasta) al ragu' di polpo For me as a cook, one of my greatest pleasures is... Aug 16, 2019

Pumpkin Soup with stracciatella and cime di rapa

Vellutata di zucca, stracciatella e cime di rapa I first tried stracciatella on a holiday to Italy when friends from... Aug 9, 2019
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Alf in Italy – Foraging in Abruzzo

Italy has a long tradition of producing great cars . Ferrari, Maserati, Lancia, Alfa Romeo and so on. Beautifully designed... Jul 19, 2019