Winter may bring cold winds, torrential rains, and a host of other reasons to feel down – but it also gives us a couple of reasons to celebrate its arrival. Namely: lemons, limes, kumquats, clementines, and – chief among them – blood oranges.
Jerusalem artichokes – sometimes called sunchokes, sunroots, or earth apples.
They’re the reason I look forward to winter. The Jerusalem Artichoke is a tuber taken from a species of sunflower, native to North America.
Amatriciana sauce. Say those two words in central Italy and you’ll quickly find a hungry crowd gathering around you. Then pose the question ‘Spaghetti or Bucatini?’ to see the mob descend into violence.
Focaccia. Few words evoke the image of fluffy bread and olive oil as the words “Italian Focaccia Bread”. For the uninitiated Focaccia is a type of Italian flat bread with a texture similar to that of pizza dough.