james.appleton

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James Appleton is a Dublin-based freelance writer from the UK. He has written for the likes of the Metro, openDemocracy and Civil Society. Having married into an Italian family in June 2019, he is in love with all things Italy - particularly the food. Find him wolfing down quality pizza, gulping late-night espresso in front of his laptop - or spending too much time on Twitter as @LovableJim

Articles by james.appleton

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 04:41
Since 2014, Pasta Grannies has introduced the world to 250 nonne from Italy and the diaspora. Through YouTube, they show off their skills making pasta…
Wed, 12/18/2019 - 09:16
Is there anything better? Pasta is cheap, versatile, easy to make, filling and delicious. While gnocchi and risotto have their place, pasta is the go-…
Wed, 11/27/2019 - 04:42
Wedding planning is exciting and fun – at least, most of it. It’s exhilarating to think about the décor, the guest list, the food, the music… Unfortun…
Mon, 11/18/2019 - 10:35
Picture Italy. What do you see?  Perhaps it’s the Colosseum, its boundless history and imposing architecture. Maybe it’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa, s…
Mon, 08/12/2019 - 00:11
Strolling along the streets of Dublin, it isn’t uncommon to see food outlets with signs above the doors showing names like Aprile, Rimini, Mizzoni and…