Elban Idyll

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I should have spent longer Elba. Never mind. It only means I’ll have to go back again. And should I do so, I can think of nowhere better than the Agriturismo of Valle di Lazzaro run by Stefano and Tiziana … Continued

Elban Dainties

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I don’t intend to put too many detailed recipes into this blog. I want to save them for later. But I will include tips, ideas and observations based on talking to or watching people cook. La Tonnina An Elban classic … Continued

Two Tales of Three and a Half Winemakers

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Stefano Farkas bears an uncanny resemblance to a hero of mine, the great French fisherman, Charles Ritz, author of A Flyfisher’s Life and inventor of the high-speed/high line method of casting a trout fly and architect of the beautiful Pezon … Continued

The Sage of Bra

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One of the many delights of having The Sage of Bra, John Irving, managing the logistics of this odyssey, lies in the discursive emails he sends me from time to time. They are full of wry observations and the gleanings … Continued

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