Wiseguys 2 (Greece)

May 11, 2010

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Please read,  a small interlude with some wiseguys in New York,  first ( in older posts ) A tiny hill village, Peloponnesus Greece. It was going to be another hot one – 35 and climbing, and it was only 10.30 in the morning. The heat had been in for over a month now and showed […]

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Kardamyli

April 30, 2010

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It’s here again the start of the tourist season and this is where we will now spend most of our time due to the Goddess having her Bead Shop there, so this is where I will be doing most of my blogging from. How to describe it, well firstly I should tell you that it’s […]

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Elizabeth David

April 22, 2010

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I am reading, or should I say rereading, French Country Cooking By Elizabeth David it’s a wonderful book, first published in 1951. You would imagine it to be dated but not so, in fact, it feels new and I think that the reason is  that it talks to the reader like he/she is a foodie.  […]

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Venice

April 18, 2010

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Venice Off The Beaten Track Last month we looked at Paris, as a short break away weekend, this month we look at another of the world’s great cities, this one’s just over the water. My wife had always wanted to go to Venice, and I had so far refused to take her, sighting stinking canals, […]

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Hovingham Mount part one (a gashed eye ball, ‘shroooms and some nurses)

April 13, 2010

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This was the address that I lived at as a lad with a bunch of other guys, the numbers kept changing as people came and went but there were usually about 8 of us. Even the first day was a disaster,  we all picked our rooms then got started on the cider and beer. One […]

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Don’t mess with the f****** Pizza

April 7, 2010

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A while back I was talking about not messing with Spaghetti Carbonara,  a  few days later I bumped in to an Italian friend who had read it and  she reminded me that there is another Italian classic that is even more basterdised, of course we are talking about the Pizza. When done well it’s a […]

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A Thyme of Goats

April 6, 2010

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Easter lunch in Greece is, I suppose, the equivalent of a Christmas lunch in the UK , a time to sit about with family and friends and stuff yourself full. Here  we normally eat goat, this was cooked by my good friend Taki. He first annointed it inside and out with salt,  pepper, garlic, thyme […]

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