Gastronomy. The word itself conjures up images of European chefs and erudite food writers. But today’s new gastronome is a chef who cares about biodynamic farming, a farmer who cares about the quality and heritage of food, an artisan food producer who supports heirloom and rare varieties, even a home cook who finds adventure in exploring everything edible. Now gastronomy sounds friendly and sustainable. Good for the earth, and good for us. Good for you, Gastronomy.
July 12, 2013
Ventimiglia Alta Citta Medievale
After the beach I hiked up to the medieval section of Ventimiglia.
Entrance to the city is now an exit only for cars but pedestrians can go in any direction.
Looking back out toward the sea.
Entrance to a home
Walking through medieval towns is like stepping back in time in a way I have never experienced before. There is energy and memories in these walls. If only they could speak.
A church turned into a museum.
A side street.
From inside the side street. A girl walked by bouncing a ball.
Repair-work on a building
The street tiles
The next day I returned to the beach and again walked up to the ancient city but this time with two other guests from my hosts house, Lori and Ameran. We explored a little further.