My life and times in the eternal city and beyond

July 2013

Summer: It’s that time again

If I’m out of blog touch for a little while it’s because it’s going to be another one of those summers! I will complete something like 65 hours of flight time by the end of it – all including a zip in and zip out of Melbourne to baptise my beautiful nephew and a mini side trip to Hawaii to be a bridesmaid in my close friend’s wedding. It’s going

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Rome Food & Wine Festival: Eataly

Eataly. Eat and Italy = Eataly. Need I say more? A few weeks back I attended the inaugural Rome Food and Wine Festival held at Eataly. The 3 day event featured 15 award winning chefs and 60 wines to taste and transformed the third floor of this mega food store into foodie heaven. Receiving a media pass for the duration of the festival, I did my best to sample everything

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48 Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona. Just what the doctor ordered really. Truthfully, it didn’t start off well. My flight was cancelled and I had to buy a new one with another airline on the spot and do a runner from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 with just minutes to spare! But nothing was going to stop me from getting there and seeing my sister for the first time in 6 months! And so a

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Tricolore Monti: Seafood Cooking Course

Last week I was one of the last people to participate in a cooking course at the Tricolore Monti cooking school. Monti is the 12th rione (district) of Rome sitting in the shadow of that little old amphitheatre called the Colosseum. The school has now sadly closed. Well actually, the business has gone back to what it started out as – a gourmet panini shop (which I’m yet to try!)

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