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Giant, big-ass dinner salad

Italian is an interesting language, with lots of sneaky ways to give a slightly different meaning to your words. A while ago I mentioned the masculine and feminine version of each word, which can be a problem for us foreigners. … Continue reading

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The most quintessential Dutch thing you’ll ever eat, and its unsavoury name

The Holland saga continues – time for some Dutch cuisine again! This time it’s actually so delicious that you’ll never believe it. Even a bunch of Italians liked it, so it must have been good. On today’s menu: pea soup, … Continue reading

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Why Glasgow is like Naples

Glasgow is pretty similar to Naples when you think about it. The similarities are mostly in the cities’ reputations (undeservedly bad), inhabitants (incomprehensible to most) and most importantly, of course, food (delicious but unorthodox). A few years ago I was … Continue reading

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What I miss about living in Glasgow

It’s been a month since I moved away from Glasgow. I haven’t had much time to miss the place just yet. I’ve been quite busy over the past month, catching up with friends and family, and generally enjoying a bit … Continue reading

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Store-cupboard soup for post-travel poverty

As I said, a couple of weeks ago I was in Ireland. And a while before that I was in Poland. And before that I was in the Netherlands to spend Christmas with my family. “But Dittatrice”, I hear you … Continue reading

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Atheist Catholic guilt

You know how a lot of religions exploit people’s fears to get them to do stuff? How they try to make you feel guilty about things so that you’ll feel bad about yourself and come to church and give away … Continue reading

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What would Martha Stewart say?

What do you do when someone comes round unexpectedly and you’ve not planned a meal? Apparently, according to Martha Stewart, you improvise. I’ve never paid Martha Stewart much heed, but I got the quote from the awful but entertaining 90s … Continue reading

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