Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair,...
Archive for month: February, 2016
Sixtus IV, the successor to Paul II, would doubtless, if he had the opportunity to comment today, prefer to be remembered for transforming Rome from a medieval city to a Renaissance city, with the jewel in the crown being the creation of the Sistine Chapel, which was built...
Of late I have spent a lot of time looking for unusual works of art from the Renaissance period and I came across this wonderful sketch by Rubens which I wanted to share with you. Rubens was born in Siegen, Westphalia on June 28, 1577 and spent the first...
Giorgione (born Giogio da Castelfranco c.1477-1510) The Tempest c. 1506 (83 – 73cm: Oil on Canvas). Venice, Accademia The Tempest is an extraordinarily unusual but reasonably small painting and is a must see for anyone, regarded by some as a Renaissance mystery, and still holding onto its true interpretation to...
Leonardo da Vinci – St Jerome ca. 1482 (103 x 75cm: Oil on wood panel) Pinacoteca Room IX, Vatican Museum Vale Vaticano, 0016, Rome Info: tel. 0039 06 69884676 – 0039 06 69883145 Ticket office opening hours : Monday-Saturday 9am -4pm This unfinished work by Leonardo da Vinci...
Welcome to my love affair with the food, wine, history and culture of the Mediterranean, past and present. Here you will find not only recipes, drinks and fabulous products, but the history of the food and culture of the Mediterranean.
My purpose is to get you to explore and experience new tastes and along the way to immerse yourself in the wonderful history of this diverse and wonderful region – from Venice to Istanbul, Rome to Dubrovnik, Athens to Crete and all places in between and in the surrounds. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted and enthralled as you take this trip with me.
- A return to your childhood is good for the soul
- An ode to play – A painting by Pieter Bruegel
- The Siege – Arturo Perez-Reverte
- A perfect flourless dense tart cake with caramelised slices of lime
- A wonderful Greek chicken dish to share – Kotopoulo Tiganito
- Pacharán – the sloe liqueur from Navarra
- A miraculous potion containing dried wine lees…..
- A perfect Pea, Mint & Feta Crostini
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