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Flavours of Sicily Cookbook Reviewed

Flavours of Sicily Cookbook Reviewed

It's giveaway time on The Travelbunny this week. I've teamed up with publishers Ryland, Peters and Small to offer one lucky reader a copy of Flavours of Sicily cookbook by Ursula Ferrigno.
Italian Coffee Culture

Italian Coffee Culture

Coffee is a serious past-time in Italy and comes with its own etiquettes and customs. Let’s get to grips with the ground rules...
The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the campanile, or free-standing bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa, famous worldwide for its tipsy tilt to one side.
Catania Cafe Culture

Catania Cafe Culture

Catania’s cafes and bars are the perfect place to indulge in a cup of coffee and a cannolo when the sightseeing begins to take its toll. Chock full of character, charm and the best Sicilian patisserie.
Catania – the City in one Day

Catania – the City in one Day

The Port city of Catania, Sicily's second largest city, is situated on the east coast of the island, just south of where Italy puts the boot in. Mount Etna looms on the horizon, swathed in haze, huffing a near constant stream of smoke and an occasional dribble of red-hot lava.
Sicilian Cuisine – Savouring the Flavours

Sicilian Cuisine – Savouring the Flavours

The cool, calm, quiet of the Consoli kitchen is a complete contrast to the clamour of Catania’s colourful market. The next part of the tour was to immerse ourselves into the flavours, cooking customs and rich history of Sicilian cuisine.
Food from the Tuscan Table

Food from the Tuscan Table

Tuscan cuisine is food for the soul; intense fresh flavours from a few choice ingredients which have been freshly picked or pulled from the earth. Unpretentious, seasonal and prepared with passion.
Florence – A Fleeting Visit

Florence – A Fleeting Visit

A few hours in Florence, the capital of Tuscany, is such a tease but it was all I had. Just enough time to catch a fleeting glimpse of the city that pays homage to the Renaissance; a living showcase of art, history and architecture but no time to dig deeper or step inside a museum or gallery. Join me on a mini-tour of photogenic Florence.
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