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Italy

Brioches

ITALY Shall we have breakfast at home or in the bar? One thing’s for certain: breakfast will be sweet. Think of crème pâtissière secreted inside a delicious brioche. And a cappuccino, then maybe an espresso […]

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CANTUCCI E VIN SANTO or Almond biscuits with vin santo

Ah . . . cantucci – crisp, delicate and studded with almonds. They really are the quintessential Italian biscuit. And they make the perfect accompaniment to a cold glass of sweet vin santo or “holy […]

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Win dinner for two at Ponti’s Italian with In the Name of the Family

To celebrate publication of In the Name of the Family by Sarah Dunant, we’ve teamed up with Ponti’s Italian Kitchen to offer one Virago reader the chance to win dinner at their restaurant in London or Sheffield. […]

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Why Italy is all about Love

Publication of Louise Lee’s latest novel in the Florence Love series, In The Name of Love, is just around the corner. We asked Louise to give us a little insight into some research behind the novel…if […]

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Competition: Read and Review THE OLIVE BRANCH to win an Italian hamper!

The Bookends team are running an exclusive competition for five readers to win a copy of Jo Thomas’ brand new paperback THE OLIVE BRANCH. Plus, one of the five will also be randomly selected to […]

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A visit to Big Ears’ House: My first taste of Puglia by Jo Thomas

I had never heard of trullos. I had never heard of Puglia. That is, until my brother and his wife invited us to their home there. My sister in law had had a long love […]

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