The Best of Cyprus

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In the far east of the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt, you’ll find the fascinating island of Cyprus. Cyprus has a rather interesting history. Previously part of the Ottoman Empire, the English colonised Cyprus in 1925 when the Empire fell. Cyprus remained a Crown Colony until its independence in 1960. In 1974 Turkey invaded the North side … Read More

8 Foods but Only 1 Day in Parma?

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Parma, Italy, is known as the food capital of Italy. If you ask an Italian, this therefore means it is the food capital of Europe. Parma is right in the middle of the region of Reggio Emilia Romagna north of Tuscany and Umbria. The region is famous for Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, Balsamic vinegar of Modena but there is … Read More

A lesson in making Natural Gelato

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Gelaterias in Italy are as commonplace as coffee shops or cafes are in Australia, I think there must be some law that says “no-one should be further than 500m walk from a gelato store”. My local gelateria in Parma was called Il Gelato… Naturellement and is located at Piazza Filippo Corridoni, 15 (on Via Massimo D’Azeglio). Il Gelato was opened by Marina … Read More

Gelato and “Ice Cream”, what’s the difference?

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The difference between Italian Gelato and Australian/US/English “Ice Cream” If you’ve eaten Gelato in Italy (or even Europe for that matter) or from the handful of gelaterias now becoming popular in Australia and around the world, you’ll know there is a difference when compared to the generic “Ice Cream” of the US/Australia/UK. Gelato always seems more intense in flavour, while … Read More