Meditation on Quinces

It had a cloak of ash-coloured down hovering over its smooth golden body, and when it lay naked in my hand, with nothing more than its daffodil-coloured shift, it made me think of her I cannot mention, and I feared the ardour of my breath would shrivel it in my fingers. Isn’t that Aphrodite’s apple? … Continue reading

How To Taste Liquid Gold

Which country is the world’s largest producer of olive oil? If you said Spain, you’re right. But were you aware that if you planted all of Spain’s olive trees five metres apart, they would circle the world twenty one times? It’s a staggering figure of almost 283 million trees, covering 2.5 million hectares.  Spain produces … Continue reading