Author: Bill Breckon

Bill Breckon, an English author, journalist and broadcaster, lives in Florence and also owns the Watermill at Posara in Lunigiana in rural Tuscany, a cultural centre for painting holidays with renowned international tutors, as well as creative writing, Italian language and knitting weeks and yoga retreats.
March 12, 2018

You say tomato, I say tomato: salsa versus sugo

Do you know your sugo from your salsa? Pellegrino did! Various editions of Pellegrino Artusi’s quintessential Italian cookery book, La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene (Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well) are not immune to the difficulties of culinary translations. Look to tomato sauce, for starters. It can […]
December 6, 2017

Savouring the Swiss secrets of Pontremoli

Lunigiana is about as far north as you can go in Tuscany and still be in Tuscany. And Pontremoli is its northernmost comune. At this time of year, the high Apennines in the distance are covered in snow and the austere walls of the castle of Piagnaro above the town remind us of more troubled […]