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Category Archives: My Culinary Diary

  1. A Perfect Autumnal Plum Pie

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    September 13, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    Mother Nature has changed direction. After the balmy summer nights of July and August, September has arrived. The crisp, damp …
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  2. Some Like It Hot

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    June 17, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    It’s been really boiling hot this week and often without as much as the slightest breeze. Temperatures will easily soar …
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  3. Summer’s Here With A Strawberry Genoise Cake

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    May 25, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    I find the concept of food blogging quite awkward. A casual food blogger is not a professional chef, nor is …
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  4. Taking a Tart for Labour Day

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    May 2, 2017 by Emma Bentley

    “Hey Emma, you remember we’re leaving at 10am….” whispers the boy, “… well, it’s almost 9am and you still have …
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Who’s Emma?


Hi! I live and work on a small winery in northern Italy but I also love to cook and eat. Welcome to the blog.

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Because I no longer live in Paris, the blog has been given a complete rehaul. It's still a work in progress. Please excuse any broken links or typos.

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It may be raining but that doesn't mean that we don't go to the vineyards!
#dogsofinstagram #walkies #winelover #garganega #veneto #organic #organicwine #italy #blacklabrador New day, new vineyard. This one is in the Colli Berici, overlooking the Colli Euganei - both relatively unknown #wine regions in #Italy. The Colli Berici, just south of #Vicenza, have mainly limestone soils, whilst the Euganei (near #Padova) are volcanic.
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My Other Blog: Got Legs

In The Vineyards With: Sauro Maule (Il Cavallino, Veneto)

In The Vineyards With: Sauro Maule (Il Cavallino, Veneto)

It’s hard to find a “young” man as enthusiastic, knowledgeable and determined as Sauro Maule. Sauro comes from a strong agricultural lineage. His father, Lino, a distinguished and considered man, raised cattle for more than 30 years. In 2010, aged 25, Sauro made the decision turn the company into one which grows grapes and makes […]