Tag: Pliny

Food History

Lake Como: Sorsasso Domasino Wines in Domaso

“This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty.” Shelley “When you write the story of two happy lovers, let the story be set on the banks of Lake Como.”      Franz Liszt By Patrick Hunt – For millennia Lake Como in the foothills of the Italian Alps has […]

Paleobotany

The Exotic History of Citrus

By Patrick Hunt – People have known for millennia some of the healthy benefits of citrus fruit.  Citrus medica, for example, more commonly called the citron, has been extolled for its associations with Buddhism, as seen in the above nephrite jade Buddha’s hand citron, albeit fairly modern, since it literally […]