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Spring in Tuscany

As winter comes to Australia spring has sprung here in Italy and we have finished our first tour in the beautiful Maremma region of Tuscany. We have been enjoying all the wonderful green spring vegetables along the way: blanched asparagus drizzled with olive oil and parmesan shavings, wonderful...

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Sweet Sulmona

Nestled in the stunning peaks of the Majella National Park is the charming town of Sulmona, one of the prettiest in all of Abruzzo.  Framed by dramatic mountain scenery Sulmona has a population of around 25,000 but has a reputation across all of Italy and beyond for...

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Our UK Travel Agent

We had a great evening this week in Sunninghill in the UK in partnership with Tony Bassett and his team from Sunninghill Travel. Some fifty people came to the small Berkshire village to enjoy dinner in La Sorrentina restaurant on the High Street and we were able to tell...

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Three Favourite Soups

Fancy something nutritious and filling, but simple to make?  Our three soups this month are full of flavour and very easy to prepare - and there's something for everyone, whether you're leaving behind the winter or the summer. All recipes serve 4. 

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A Taste of Paradise

The Gran Paradiso National Park, in the very north western corner of Italy, covers an area of 70,000 hectares and is Italy's oldest National Park. The region is dramatic, wild and beautiful and home to the Gran Paradiso peak, which gives the park its name, standing at 4,061...

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Food, Wine & Friends

Our Winemakers' Dinner last weekend at the Dal Zotto winery turned out to be a really special evening.

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Pino's Dolce Vita

We've just been on a flying visit to Sydney to meet up with Tuscan winemaker Renzo Marinai, newly arrived from Italy, who is here for our special dinner in the King Valley this weekend with the Dal Zotto family.

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A Pom's Perspective

It's more than 20 years since I came to Australia as a student and back-packed up the east coast from Sydney to Cairns, so when Jackie and Mick invited me to come over and see Hedonistic Hiking from the Oz side I jumped at the chance. I've been working with HH for over 18 months in Europe and am...

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Our Winemakers

Ahead of our unmissable dinner in the King Valley on Saturday 2nd March, we thought it would be fun to write a brief profile on each of the winemakers attending. Here's what you need to know ...

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Salad Days

Christmas is behind us and after all the over-indulgence most of us are trying to return to a spot of healthy eating.   Here are three favourite salad ideas - as seen by many of you on our walking holidays in Italy and Australia  - which might offer a little inspiration for New...

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