Pot-Roasted Pigeons, Chianti-Style

Piccioni al Chianti

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Appears in
Floyd on Italy

By Keith Floyd

Published 1994

  • About

Wearing a pair of yellow gloves, a natty English suit, a silk scarf and a straw hat (with Lonnie Donegan on my mind), I sped through the vine-clad slopes of the Chianti in a convertible Aston Martin – except James Bond would have had a metallic brown one – to a sleepy town called Castellina in Chianti. Through narrow streets of closed shops I arrived in the church square to find a stunning silence; just a huge blue sky with a few big blackbirds swooping through the illumina