It was just before the start of the COVID-19 lockdown that I shared my last Foodie Finds with you, a glorious Easter egg from Davenport’s Chocolate. Those were the days!
Like many other people, I’ve been working from home and making every meal at home too. I’ve forgotten what it’s like to eat out in a restaurant, and to be honest, I am not ready to find out what it’s like again, yet.
It’s only recently that it’s felt a bit more appropriate to start talking about the foodie goodies that are out there, and I am still keen to find good quality items to be delivered to the door.
A few years ago I was invited to London to judge at the Bellavita Awards, an international programme dedicated to Italian food and beverage excellence. I sampled some of the best foods (including a lovely cheese called L’Antica Cascina) and met some great people. One of those people was Johnny, from Terre Di San Vito. His family produce deliciously nutty olive oil, sundried tomatoes, and small but perfectly formed selection of wines at their vineyard and farm in Polignano, Puglia, in Southern Italy.
Johnny tells me that their sundried tomatoes, are the true authentic taste of Puglia, and I am there for this beautiful dream!
You might already have come across their olive oil on the shelves of Waitrose (hand-picked, cold pressed, no additives), but now the family have launched their own website and you can buy the good stuff directly from Uncle Franco and Auntie Lucia. (Honestly, I want them to adopt me!)
And then there’s their exceptional award winning wine, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Bombino Nero and Sauvignon Blanc. They look great, and they taste great! Il Vescovo is their richly full-bodied award-winning flagship red wine, Mosi a deliciously fresh and fruity Rose, and Tinto a rich velvety red with a full fruity flavour.
I am not sure I need to say more!
I’ll be back soon with some more Foodie Finds to share, until then, if you’ve got something you think we should know about, please get in touch… please send magnificent things that are worth talking about!