After a decade in London, Irene reflects on what the city meant to her younger self, and how the changes of the past 10 years have shaped her identity, culinary and not, and her idea of home.
Author Archives: Irene Olivo
Pizzeria La Rocca: story of a town by Irene
Irene writes about her hometown’s pizzeria and its role in her upbringing after dining at its tables one last time.
My family’s pantry: nutmeg and Parmesan by Irene
Irene revisits one of her family’s traditional dishes and reflects on the taste of home.
Giorno di mercato: a pandemic ritual by Irene
Market day: from the weekly markets of Irene’s Italian childhood to new traditions in the London of 2020.
Pasta Gone Wrong by Irene
Irene retells her epic culinary fail from her first night alone in London.
A Taste of Childhood by Irene
A taste of childhood