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I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know Transylvania was part of Romania before Irina Georgescu’s Carpathia landed on my doormat.
To put it brutally, the only way I have managed to remain financially afloat this year is because my local has been shut.
As I try Italian wines that blend the familiar and the unknown, I reflect on how many unexpected encounters with new people I have lost this year.
A meal for one doesn’t need to be pitiable. Looking after yourself should be seen as an act of kindness, not a chore.
I’ve discovered rich, spicy yet restrained reds made of combinations of Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.
Around 65 per cent of Covid patients suffer from anosmia, leaving foods tasting rotten and metallic.
I dream of sipping Champagne in Paris. But, while I’m stuck at home and looking at wine even more than I normally do, an opportunity arises: to look with more dedication.
While a child who can make their own sandwiches is worth their weight in cheese and pickle, here are a few projects that may take a bit more time, but can be fun for everyone.
Every cloud has a silver lining, and Hungarian Furmint is something we can all enjoy.
It's going to be a strange festive period for most, so indulge with a dinner of stollen, boozy mince pies and pigs in blankets.
The story of our culinary landscape is one of changing tastes and widening inequality.