Europe 2015

I ate my way through Portugal, Spain, France and Italy in May, June and July 2015. Here are some highlights!
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When in Bologna... And got the recipe! Trattoria Caminetto D'oro, Bologna, Italy

When in Bologna... And got the recipe! Trattoria Caminetto D'oro, Bologna, Italy

Culatello is the king of cured pork and salami and this humid cellar at Antica Corte Pallavicina in Parma, Italy contains about 5000 of the precious local product, the most prized of which is made from black pigs.

Culatello is the king of cured pork and salami and this humid cellar at Antica Corte Pallavicina in Parma, Italy contains about 5000 of the precious local product, the most prized of which is made from black pigs.

Had to be done: got a selfie printed on my coffee then drank it right through my own brain. Immortalised the moment with a selfie obvs. At Selfie Coffee, Singapore

Had to be done: got a selfie printed on my coffee then drank it right through my own brain. Immortalised the moment with a selfie obvs. At Selfie Coffee, Singapore

Fancy bread shop window in Soave, Italy. Such a pretty town!

Fancy bread shop window in Soave, Italy. Such a pretty town!

Just checking that the 2013 Barolo is shaping up OK. (It is.) At Boroli Vineyard, Piedmont, Italy.

Just checking that the 2013 Barolo is shaping up OK. (It is.) At Boroli Vineyard, Piedmont, Italy.

Mille grazie Lorenzo Cogo for an incredible lunch at Ristorante El Coq (can't stop thinking about that bejewelled tartare...& the plantain...&...) followed by a fun Thermomix video shoot (new ways with pasta!). Super creative, definitely delicious. Vicenza, Venice Italy

Mille grazie Lorenzo Cogo for an incredible lunch at Ristorante El Coq (can't stop thinking about that bejewelled tartare...& the plantain...&...) followed by a fun Thermomix video shoot (new ways with pasta!). Super creative, definitely delicious. Vicenza, Venice Italy

The picturesque al fresco dining area at Antica Corte Pallavicina in Parma, Venice. When Massimo Spigaroli bought this 14th-century castle, goats and cows lived in the parlours, enjoying frescoes as well as shelter.

The picturesque al fresco dining area at Antica Corte Pallavicina in Parma, Venice. When Massimo Spigaroli bought this 14th-century castle, goats and cows lived in the parlours, enjoying frescoes as well as shelter.

Venice is all about getting lost and finding yourself in neighbourhood squares like this, with kids rolling hoops and kicking balls while their parents eat sardines and cuttlefish.  Romance and seafood in Italy.

Venice is all about getting lost and finding yourself in neighbourhood squares like this, with kids rolling hoops and kicking balls while their parents eat sardines and cuttlefish. Romance and seafood in Italy.

Cake for breakfast in Venice, Italy. Veneziana brioche, view from front window of airbnb, chocolate croissants, view from back window.

Cake for breakfast in Venice, Italy. Veneziana brioche, view from front window of airbnb, chocolate croissants, view from back window.

Floating vendor, fresh vegetables, fabulous Venice. Yes, packed with tourists but it's easy to find quiet alleys and local life a couple of turns off the main streets and waterways. Venice Biennale

Floating vendor, fresh vegetables, fabulous Venice. Yes, packed with tourists but it's easy to find quiet alleys and local life a couple of turns off the main streets and waterways. Venice Biennale

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