FANCY A QUICKIE? “ITALY IN A GLASS”

TOMATO & BASIL LASSI Here’s a quick blast of Italy – so refreshing you can almost taste the sun! For 1 small glass: 1 large tomato – or 100g fresh tomatoes 100ml plain yoghurt 2 leaves fresh basil Pinch salt Blitz in a blender until smooth and frothy.

ORANGE CREPES WITH ASPARAGUS, BITTER HERBS & HORSERADISH

Forget cats and dogs…or even men…it was ‘raining’ oranges the day we joined the famous “Battaglia delle Arance” or “Battle of Oranges” that marks the end of carnival time in Ivrea, Piemonte. Along the lines of Siena’s “Palio” or the “Sagra del Torde” of Montalcino every ‘quartiere’ of the city competes to be crowned the…