Appreciate Antipasti

Explore olive varieties, antipasti, charcuterie, mouth-watering recipes and Mediterranean culture with our resident aficionado Vaz Frigerio.



A couple of days after Pie Pint York Tap kicks the backside of Star in the City Nonsense and I’m in Paris for a trade fair being presented all sorts of weird and wonderful [con]fusion foods…

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Last night I was ravaging a second plate of lovely wife's Roast Chicken contemplating recent gastronautery and the conclusion was that my taste is becoming ever more reductive.

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For some reason I’ve always been a bit wary of ricotta and mascarpone possibly not understanding for a long time what they are meant for, sweet or savoury or both ? I now stay away from Mascarpone as its 80% fat and impossible to stop eating. Ricotta is only 13% fat and weirdly moreish; the sour tang, the grainy texture, the neutral flavour segueing to a lactic finish.

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The media frenzy over the 'bajan' heatwave we are enjoying reminded me of a voyage I was fortunate to take some years ago on a MyTravel cruiseliner around the Caribbean [cue wobbly lines and flashback sound effect]

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Another year
, another 10 days of pleasant brain pickling in Southern France. Almost Groundhog day for alcofrolics I land and immediately fall into the rhythm;  bread wine cheese wine olives wine meat wine.  Rinse (brain) repeat.