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The Unconscious Eater

  The Unconscious Eater or a Reflection on the New Year After the excessively festive festive season, most of us are now considering the looming pressure of starting another year afresh. After all that wine, food and consumerism it is inevitable that we will aim and hope to begin a new year; slimmer, healthier, chatting…


Truffle Festival, Volterra Tuscany

There is a country called Italy. And in this country there is a province called Tuscany that is famous because Baby Boomer American tourists like to visit it to experience ‘Culture’. And in this place called Tuscany, there is an abundance of Beauty. This Beauty is overwhelmingly package and pruned, designed and landscaped to exceed…


Osteria Vecchio Mulino, Tuscany

An(other) Italian Adventure After over a month in Italy, I was becoming apathetic. Yes the food was great, and the markets colourful – but I have food at home. And Internet. I realised that I would have to eliminate any chances of failure, by planning my weekends in advance so that I would almost be…


Livorno, Tuscan Coastline

Livorno, on the Tuscan coast, was an unexpected stop on my travels. As a rule, I am wary of Mediterranean port cities. They are usually made from two moulds: the  Impossibly Picturesque and Vaguely Promiscuous (Monte Carlo, Nice, St Tropez)  and the Commercial Tough Talking kind of towns, populated by sailors and stray dogs (or…


Pisa Surprise Part 2

Read the first installment, Pisa Surprise here on Katy’s Table. Parmesan Ice Creams with Caramelised Onions arrives at my table. Two things I love – cheese and ice cream, brought together on my plate in a little restaurant in the heart of Tuscany. Ice Cream perhaps was a poor translation, it comes across as more…


Pisa Surprise

  Fairly soon into my trip, the travel arrangements started to become erratic. Circumstances outside of my control (aren’t they always) meant that my travel plans were being updated by the minute. Often via email, I was receiving updates from work about where I might be needed in the next 8 to 12 hours. Quite…

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