Ortigia Arancini

Ortigia Arancini

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Inspiration from the Road, Kitchen | No Comments

The island of Ortigia smells like the sea and the intense heat of summer carries with it a scent of soil, of volcanic ashes and hot ancient bricks. As we weave through the narrow alleyways of the Giudecca neighbourhood, you can hear waves crashing against the city’s salty walls, competing against the television sounds of the […]

La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Travelogue | One Comment

The beginning of our journey starts on familiar territory, a country we both love and know well – Italy. Cruising into the Santa Lucia train station in Venice just as the sun rises over the lagoon, does make the 12 hour train journey from Paris worth it. Still sweaty and sleepy from time spent in […]

All that is good comes wrapped in Pasta

All that is good comes wrapped in Pasta

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Inspiration from the Road | 3 Comments

“Nonna, hai fatto i cappelletti?” I whispered 23 years ago as I urgently gestured for my grandmother to come join me down the narrow hallway towards her bedroom so that the critical presence of cappelletti on the lunch menu could be confirmed. Growing up in Hong Kong and travelling to Italy every summer to visit […]