Last summer, I spent a week near the Brecon Beacons National Park, not that far from where I lived in the Welsh Valleys a long time ago. One of my day…
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Once more, the entire continent of Africa is being framed as a place of exile and punishment, especially by racists and bots who delight in telling…
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A trip to the Ionian Islands. A different kind of holiday. A few thoughts and observations and a reading list. It’s a lengthy newsletter, so get…
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Welcome to #4 in my series of thumbnail reviews of cookbooks. Tales From Topographic Kitchens is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts…
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“Outside the gate of the outer court there is a large garden of about four acres with a wall all round it. It is full of beautiful trees- pears…
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I'm going to report on Venice in stages because there's just too much to put into one newsletter. This edition about Cannaregio is the first in the…
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Welcome to the third in my series of Cookbook Thumbnails. Today, I am singing the praises of The Kitchen Sisters.Tales From Topographic Kitchens is a…
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The first recipe I cooked from ‘Mamushka’, the debut cookbook by Olia Hercules, was a plateful of deruny; potato cakes with goats’ cheese. The second…
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“The uncles in the family all die young, but the aunts know it’s really ‘death by butter."
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A tale of a kitchen in the mountains....
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