It just wouldn’t have been right to round up the summer without blogging about Ferragosta. 15th August is a catholic holiday for the ascension of Mary. In Italy this involves family, good friends and lots of food with a splash (or two in our case!) of wine for good measure…and I mean lots of food! This year we had an amazing ferragosta, and although our family were not able to share it with us, we spent the day with great friends. A big thank you to the three generations of the Conti family and to our new friends, the Sharman family, for making our day such a special one. It truly was a feast to be proud of, set up under the walnut trees! Adrian…you can come back and cook for us anytime, everything you created in the apartment kitchen  that we sampled was delicious. Tina…never let it be said that a barbecue is a man’s domain. You put them all to shame!! Plus the pavlova was ‘ottimo’!


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