I’m really looking forward to the olive oil competition in Filattiera on Sunday. It is an annual competition that anyone (even me with my tiny grove!) can enter. You just have to send in a sample by Saturday!

And while I’m not expecting any gold awards to come my way I’m looking forward to the event; there will be tasters which usually means I won’t be far behind (remember the chocolate festival?!) And the opportunity to buy direct from the producers which always gives me a good feeling; a combination of not contributing to carbon heavy air miles and having an idea of who worked for what is now on my plate.