Appreciate Antipasti

Explore olive varieties, antipasti, charcuterie, mouth-watering recipes and Mediterranean culture with our resident aficionado Vaz Frigerio.


Another year
, another 10 days of pleasant brain pickling in Southern France. Almost Groundhog day for alcofrolics I land and immediately fall into the rhythm;  bread wine cheese wine olives wine meat wine.  Rinse (brain) repeat.

The appetising plate above (stupidly embellished with inedible fried thyme for photogenic reasons) does not begin to convey the game changing discovery recently made.


My Manda chilli sauce ravaged palette has possibly led me to start adding/substituting not quite random ingredients to regular favourites with interesting effects. Or I could be attempting to override Sensory Specific Satiety so that I can eat more.


Whilst staring at the sky over the Christmas break.....