A Pearl of the Mediterranean

There’s quite a few Pearls of the Mediterranean, Corsica, Alexandria, Monte Carlo, Barcelona and more, but Taormina is a particularly lustrous pearl. It spills down a steep hillside to the…

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Far Breton, a Cake for Keeping out the Cold

Like scent, some tastes transport you to a place and time, vivid reminders of a person or an experience. I love this quicksilver experience. The taste of Strega and the…

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At the Base of the Language Mountain

After finishing a Bachelor of Arts at university in the early nineteen eighties I did what every self-respecting, newly graduated member of my peer group did and took off for…

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‘A land of oil olive’

Olive trees grow in South Australia on just the scent of rain and the poorest of soils. They are shockers to remove but as they are extremely flammable local councils…

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