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.
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Bedtime Story With an Amaro by Margaux
Will you stay for a digestive? Join Margaux for a bedtime story about her journey through the shelves of amari.
A Recipe for Homecoming in Three Escargots by Margaux
Margaux returned to France after a long absence. This is her ‘recipe for homecoming in three escargots’.
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.
On Making Pasta When I cannot go Dancing by Margaux
Margaux writes about two things she loves – dancing and making pasta – and how they become one hopeful act when paired together.
‘Punch the dough down and let it rise’: a bread update by Margaux
a new bread routine to break rules
Stamped Melons: a carte postale from Cannes by Margaux
Melons Charentais are in season again and Margaux remembers summertime lunches with her grandmother.
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.
Tarte aux pommes: a pastry to unfold time by Margaux
Margaux’s recipe for a tarte aux pommes, created between passing and retuning times.
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.