An Italophile

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An Italophile
Cathy Powell was born in Australia. After 6 years in Lazio, Italy, she is now based in south east England with her husband and two children.
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  • Opening a 20 year old bottle of Brunello 1 month ago 15 years ago my husband was given a bottle of wine by a friend of ours who owned an enoteca at the time.  An enoteca is a wine shop.  The wine that he gave my husband was a Brunello di Montalcino.  This is a red wine that is produced in vineyards surrounding Montalcino, which is located about...
  • Edendum Brighton 5 months ago I am definitely drawn to trying new Italian places, particularly those that claim to be genuine Italian. I’ve always loved Italian food and feel very fortunate to have lived in the country. Naturally when I come across a place that I can try, particularly a local haunt then I am keen. Edendum...
  • Taste of Italy cooking competition 5 months ago I managed to get invited to participate in a Top Chef cooking competition, supported by Grana Padano UK and endorsed by Francesco Mazzei. There were a few things that we needed to take into consideration.  These were: Must capture the true taste of Italy! Must include the star ingredient, Grana...
  • What my Italy is like 9 months ago A few days ago I was sitting with my former neighbour having a chat about stuff.  We were having a catch up as we haven’t seen each other for a while.  I was sitting there on her front porch looking towards our other neighbour, the farmer, thinking about what ‘my Italy’ constitutes. ...
  • Iddu London 10 months ago I was in London this morning and headed towards South Kensington to find Iddu.  Iddu is a word Sicilians use to describe the Aeolian volcano of Stromboli.  As you can see from the photo below, it was an absolutely stunning, sunny day in London.  The tables outside were being utilised, so I... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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Website Reviews » There are 3 reviews on An Italophile

11:34 AM October 26, 2012

An Italophile is an enjoyable down-to-earth blog - I am a subscriber and enjoy the updates and the photos - what is there in Italy that you cannot love!!

Catherine McNamara
12:39 PM October 26, 2012

Cathy's blog is warmly written, full of homegrown truths and a pleasure to read. I'm also an Australian living the Italian Life (also called Catherine!) and find her words positive and interesting, especially as she describes a different part of this varied country. Bravissima!

Philippa Challis
13:46 PM October 26, 2012

Lovely photos and lots of interesting information and comments on Italian life in central italy.

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