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A recent Naples Pizza Slice

Thanks for posting--I'll be in Naples next week and plan on eating a much margherita pizza as humanly possible!

Feb 16, 2014
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

Looking for olive oil in Palermo

Thank you Diva--we'll be taking public transportation around Sicily.

Feb 16, 2014
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

Looking for olive oil in Palermo

Thank you bob96. It's great to have this info. I'll be in Agrigento as well, so I'll look for olive oil there too.

Feb 16, 2014
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

Your favorite cheese

In recent visit to Tours in France, I had Sainte-Maure de Touraine and Celles-sur-Cher, two goat cheeses that knocked my socks off: http://picnicatthecathedral.com/2013/...

Feb 10, 2014
Henrietta Stackpole in Cheese

Looking for olive oil in Palermo

Thank you so much, kmzed--this is just the information I was looking for. I'm looking forward to trying the bread and cheese as well!

Feb 10, 2014
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

Your favorite cheese

Époisses de Bourgogne. Oh the stinky delight!

Feb 09, 2014
Henrietta Stackpole in Cheese

Looking for olive oil in Palermo

I'll be in Palermo at the end of February and I'd like to buy local olive oil. Please advise me on the best type of oil and where I can buy it. Thanks!

Feb 09, 2014
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

Visiting Poitou-Charentes, Loire and Normandy in Nov, want to eat local, seasonal foods from markets and shops

My spouse and I will be in France mid-November, specifically Poitiers, Chauvigny, Saint-Savin, Tours, Saumur, Angers, and Bayeaux. We like to eat local specialties and food from the farmer's market and would love your recommendations for what to eat in November. We prefer to go to bakeries and specialty markets, rather than restaurants. We love street food. We don't have any way to cook, so the food would have to be prepared or easy to prepare without cooking. We especially enjoy regional oils and most importantly, cheese. Thanks in advance for your recommendations!

Sep 01, 2013
Henrietta Stackpole in France

I need to find delicous olive oil in Milan and Urbino

I've returned from my trip. With an itinerary focused heavily on art and architecture, I didn't have much time for olive oil shopping in Milan. I did manage to purchase a bottle of oil from Lago di Garda in Vicenza from a specialty shop called Il Ceppo. The oil was their house brand and quite delicious, much milder and grassier than the olive oil from Puglia I had on my previous trip to Italy this spring. I didn't manage to visit the controversial Peck, or to buy any olive oil in Urbino, since I was there on a Sunday and most of the shops were closed. We did eat some wonderful cresce, but that's another story......

I will be back to Italy soon, so I certainly will not miss out on trying these regional olive oils. I thank you all again for your suggestions!

Dec 08, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I need to find delicous olive oil in Milan and Urbino

Thanks bob96 for the good wishes and for aiding and abetting my olive oil addiction.

Aug 14, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I need to find delicous olive oil in Milan and Urbino

Hmmm, perhaps I'll be forced against my will to visit some of those gelato stands.....

Aug 14, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I need to find delicous olive oil in Milan and Urbino

I went to Eataly a few years ago in Bologna--I didn't know there was one in Milan. I don't mind having a look in there again, or Peck, which I've never heard of but seems to be a source of controversy! :)

Aug 14, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I need to find delicous olive oil in Milan and Urbino

Thanks to you both--just the information I was looking for. I do hope to go to the farmer's markets if the timing works out.

Aug 13, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

Flight attendant needs healthy lunch/dinner ideas to bring to work!

http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/...

The quinoa patties from 101 cookbooks are delicious and travel well.

I need to find delicous olive oil in Milan and Urbino

I'm an olive oil addict! Two of the towns I'll visit on my next trip--Milan and Urbino, are regions where I've never purchased olive oil. I'd love your advice on delicious oil from Lombardy and Marche and where I can buy them in Milan and Urbino. Thanks!

Aug 12, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

PUGLIA AND MATERA: A Report

Lucky you to be returning so soon! We didn't eat any any restaurants--we subsisted on excellent picnics and b&b breakfasts. (If you are looking for a fine, cheap b&b in Matera, I highly recommend B&B Donna Eleonora: great breakfast, great everything).

Mar 18, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

PUGLIA AND MATERA: A Report

erica, thanks for the information about the market in Matera. We visited twice for produce, and also for cheese and bread. Holy smokes: that Matera bread is wonderful! We also loved the fresh cheese, and were given two balls of mozarella as a sample just for showing up. I have fond memories of our delicious picnics in the sassi!

Mar 18, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I'm going to Naples, Matera and Puglia: help me in my quest for excellent olive oil

I'm back! Although I succeeded in consuming an epic amount of olive oil, I confess I did I poor job recording the names of the oils and the places I bought them. My favorite was also the cheapest: a bottle from a grocery store in Matera for 3.50 euro. I found the olive oil from Matera and the Bari area to be distinct, with a sharp taste that kicks in about 10 seconds after you put in in your mouth. It almost burned, I loved it! Also enjoyed some olive oil made in Sorrento, which was mellow and grassy.

I assure you I will be back to these stunning towns and their fabulous olive oils, and I slow down long enought to record everything. Thanks again for your advice!

Mar 18, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I'm going to Naples, Matera and Puglia: help me in my quest for excellent olive oil

Thanks 2friends, bob96 and erica. I've bookmarked this info in my traveling documents. Can wait!

Feb 22, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I'm going to Naples, Matera and Puglia: help me in my quest for excellent olive oil

Sì, lo farò. Grazie, bob96!

Feb 14, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I'm going to Naples, Matera and Puglia: help me in my quest for excellent olive oil

This is wonderful, bob96! Most of the cities I'm visiting are listed.

Feb 12, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I'm going to Naples, Matera and Puglia: help me in my quest for excellent olive oil

The phrase "cheese bar" is certainly one of the better things I've ever heard in life. Thanks so much for the Naples tips. This will be my first trip there and I'm planning on eating myself silly.

Feb 11, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I'm going to Naples, Matera and Puglia: help me in my quest for excellent olive oil

Thank you erica. No, I did not know about that SlowFood guide. It's just what I was looking for--what a great resouce! Yes, I will keep in mind the midday closures. When I first started travelling it took me by surprise and I would have a growling stomach all afternoon....

Feb 10, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

I'm going to Naples, Matera and Puglia: help me in my quest for excellent olive oil

This March I will visit Naples, Matera and Puglia (Lecce, Ostuni, Alberobello, Trani and Bari). I have a thing for olive oil. I really, really like it. Can you help me find local, seasonal olive oil in these regions? Markets or small shops are great. I don't go to fancy restaurants but I like street food. And I'd be pleased to eat pizza that's cooked with amazing olive oil. Thanks!

Feb 09, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

PUGLIA AND MATERA: A Report

Excellent! Thanks so much for this information!

Jan 27, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

PUGLIA AND MATERA: A Report

Thank you for this delicous trip report. I will be in Matera soon. Do you happen to remember if the farmers market is open every day or just Saturdays? How about the hours?

Jan 26, 2012
Henrietta Stackpole in Italy

Eating local products in Southwest France from markets or shops

Thank you Yank. Yes, there will be a next time! This is actually our second trip to France this year as we spent 10 days in Burgundy in March. The low budget approach insures we can travel more, and eat more amazing foods.

Dec 05, 2011
Henrietta Stackpole in France

Eating local products in Southwest France from markets or shops

Ah, I didn't know that. Yes, next time for sure!

Dec 04, 2011
Henrietta Stackpole in France

Eating local products in Southwest France from markets or shops

Yes, they all had it but it seemed that it was either just at the start of the cooking process and not cooked yet or we were too late and the chicken was cold and dried out looking. Bad timing I guess......

Dec 04, 2011
Henrietta Stackpole in France

Eating local products in Southwest France from markets or shops

Yes indeed we could have, but happily we didn't. I see I neglected to write that we tried a smoked magret too. It was rare and tender and lovely!

Dec 04, 2011
Henrietta Stackpole in France