August 21, 2017

Canistrelli Recipe Sweet Corsican Cookies to have with Coffee

Canistrelli Recipe Sweet Corsican Cookies to have with Coffee

It is highly probable, that Nutmeg’s nutritionist friends will not consider this practice remarkably healthy. So only do so sparingly, or when they are not watching. There is something decadent, childish and delightful about eating cookies with your morning coffee. Ginger and Nutmeg have discovered along their travel routes to Italy and Corsica that this “sweet” tradition is decidedly a part of the routine in some areas. (more…)

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January 30, 2012

Corsica ABCs For Foodies

Corsica ABCs For Foodies

The island of Corsica is odd shaped, think of a bunch of grapes with the stem at the top and you will not be too far off.  The stem of the cluster forms the wild and stunning Cap Corse. The island’s terrain is enormously varied from mountain peaks (120 summits over 2000 meters) and river gorges to sandy beaches and lush plains.  This varied topography is reflective of the balance of the grapes in the bunch. Ginger and Nutmeg were told by friends that Corsica is like a mini-France. They were right, the island offers the traveller a rich and tasty experience within the 1000km coastline. The Corsican population is fiercely proud of their locally produced food and beverage products. Ginger and Nutmeg did their best to sample a wide variety of the available goods during their trip. Nutmeg had a bit of fun with this post and hopes you will too. The following are the ABC’s of Corsican food for the hungry and parched traveller: Domaine Arena – one of the top-rated wines on the island.  Ginger and Nutmeg have tried the red and white varieties – both are excellent. This winemaker is located in the Patrimonio region.  They were one of the first vineyards to begin the process of replanting classic Corsican grapes such as Biancu Gentile.  The wine is made in an organic style, and it is delicious. (more…)

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