Posted in June 2013

Discover sweet-tart physalis

Discover sweet-tart physalis

Would you buy a fruit that sounds like a disease? If not, you’d better call the physalis by one of its many other names, perhaps Cape gooseberry or ground cherry. Sweet and tart, with an exotic perfume, these golden berries are enclosed in a papery straw-coloured calyx that adds to their mystique. Pull it back … Continue reading

Croatia: the scent of truffles

Croatia: the scent of truffles

On our last full day in Croatia, we set off south from the hilltop  town of Buzet to the heart of Istria to hunt for truffles. Both black and prized white truffles are plentiful in the triangle between Pazin, Buje and Buzet, especially in the valley of the river Mirna and in the lush Motovun … Continue reading