Month: August 2015

Parmigiana di melanzane

Parmigiana di melanzane

It’s almost impossible to eat a meal in Calabria without being offered parmigiana at some point. It’s a southern classic which, though takes a bit of effort to prepare, is worth every bite.  Similar to a Greek moussaka the Parmigiana uses the best ingredients of […]

Rovaglioso, Palmi

Rovaglioso, Palmi

Ferragosto aka how much can you eat?

Ferragosto aka how much can you eat?

Slap bang in the middle of August (the national month of holiday) on 15th August is Ferragosto, a national festa to celebrate summer and, in Calabria, to see how much food a human can possibly consume in one day.

Palmi

“At this spot is one of the views on which those few travellers who pass from Reggio to Naples by land are accustomed to bestow enthusiastic praise ; nor is it unworthy of its reputation. A flat promenade or platform, half surrounded by seats, and […]

Why Italian is so much more beautiful than English

Why Italian is so much more beautiful than English

Here in Italy we’ve just celebrated one of my favourite nights of the year; San Lorenzo.  Basically every year on the 14th August as soon as the sun goes down people flock to the beach laden with alcohol to have a bonfire, often accompanied by a DJ and an amp! The night is then spent drinking, dancing, chatting around the bonfire and lying on the sand watching the sky. Why? Because San Lorenzo is the night of the shooting stars where for some logic that I’ve never quite understood you can see hundreds.

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