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This beautiful video by David Kong captures Italy, my part of Italy, so perfectly that I can hardly bear to watch it…it makes me ache for these parts so much.

Portrait of Macerata from David Kong on Vimeo.

My friends live near Macerata and when I spent two weeks with them in 2008 (gosh, how fast the years have passed!) I took the bus down to Macerata every day to take Italian lessons. Before and after the lessons I strolled the city, looked at the sights, shopped at the market and generally took this ancient, bustling little town in. Those two weeks were amazing and this video takes me right back there.
My Italian instructor was beautiful Elisabetta, who has since quit teaching and become a fashion blogger:
That’s the down side of travelling isn’t it? It makes you fall in love with places and yearn for them…

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Stuffed Chicken Breast with a Mediterranean Vegetable Stack, Crispy Polenta Cakes and a Creamy Pesto Sauce

Homemade With Mess

This was one meal I made using the homemade pesto from my previous blog. I have never really been great at presenting food and if I am honest, before I started my blog everything I made was slopped on a plate and it was simply the taste that I cared about. That hasn’t really changed but I do at least now attempt to slightly arrange my food to look a bit better. I really struggled with this meal though as I was so excited to eat it that I nearly forgot to take a picture of it all together! Trust me, if you are looking for a meal to cook to impress then try this. It was one of the most amazing meals I have ever had. I just need some lessons on my presentation skills so that I can do it justice.


For the Polenta Chips

–       125g polenta

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