Archive for June, 2010

Artichoke feast in Torricchio, Tuscany.

June 27th, 2010

Sagra del Carciofo Fritto


How many towns in the world can claim to be a one monk town? My guess is, not many, but Torricchio (MAP), just near Uzzano in the provence of Pistoia can, and it seems they are very proud of the monastery and the part it has played in the town’s heritage.

The tiny Uzzano town

On the face of it, this Sagra (celebration) is held by the monastery, but how can one aging Cappuccini monk organize such a massive party for the locals? These days the monastery lends the town it’s kitchens, gardens and dining areas where a feast can take place.

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Olive Magazine

June 13th, 2010

Artichoke Blog in Olive

The Artichoke Blog is featured in the June issue of Olive magazine.

For those of you in the UK, you can pick up the June, ‘Special Italian’ issue of the good food magazine OLIVE and please let me know what you think.

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