Let me start by explaining my weight gain... Sometimes, travelling can be boring. I won't go into details, as that's another subject for another day, but on days that I just don't feel like being cultured or touristy, I have a lot of spare time on my hands. Being young and British, I (more often than not) spend that time drinking, smoking and eating far more than I should.
The last time I blogged about New Zealand, I wrote of a place where snowy peaks reached high into the sky and cascading waterfalls roared into an idyllic fjord backdrop. This was the South Island and I had fallen in love with it. Little did I know, there was a whole other side to New Zealand that I was still to discover.
Pecorino cheese drizzled with truffle-infused honey and a glass of pinot grigio; a standard start to a day at Giulio Benuzzi's house on the Tuscan hillside. It is a Sunday morning, 11.00am by the chime of the church bells next door, and Giulio's guests are beginning their day with the truffle hunter.