Category Archive: Food

Hay Festival: Sicilian lemons

Oranges may signal death in the Godfather movies but it is the lemon that is inextricably linked with the beginnings of the Mafia in Sicily, said Helena Attlee, gardening historian and travel writer.… Continue reading

Real ale and monks

One for the real ale loving friends of mine: When bottles of Ampleforth Abbey Beer went on sale in the summer of 2012, monks from Britain’s largest Benedictine community in Britain found themselves… Continue reading