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Growing Appreciation for Borough Market Franchi 'Seed Embassy'

A wonderful link on the Franchi 'Seed Embassy' @ Borough Market by Allotmenteer and writer Jojo Tulloh. Dive in to Borough Market and discover where it all starts, with the right seed.
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What to grow for winter

Charles has been a market gardener growing veg for over 35 years and specialises in leaves though has experience in most veg. We supply Charles with a few of our winter varieties and whilst you are thinking of what to sow now, consider what you will sow throughout the year for a continuous supply. http://www.charlesdowding.co.uk/product/how-to-grow-winter-vegetables
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Focus on tomatoes

At the start of every new year, the first seed that gardeners think of is the tomato. And if you say tomato, you think Italy. Paolo Arrigo takes you on a journey around Italy in Tomatoes.
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Asparagus, this season's hottest shades.

It’s asparagus season and enthusiasts can now try out purple and white varieties as well as our beloved green
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Radicchio and Chicories - a story told through New Covent Garden Market

It's all in the title, a highlight of some of the main varieties sold at the famous New Covent Garden market.
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The 11 Easiest Italian Vegetables to Grow

Ever wanted to know which are the easiest Italian veggies to grow?
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My 5 best things to use with Olive Oil

Olive oil. Trendy. But there is a lot of cheap oil out there without the flavour of ggod, honest, traditional artisan oils full of character and flavour. These are my 5 best ways to enjoy good oil.
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Nuvo Magazine - Seed Guardians

Writer Isabel Nanton Seven generations ago, when Mozart was penning Mitridate, re di Ponto in Italy, a certain Sig. Franchi was nurturing exquisite seeds, which still endure today in the family firm. It is not for nothing that Italy is known as a nexus of good food, where, at the end of the day, it is all about the seeds.
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Mushroom Picking with Seeds of Italy

Another in the Pasta Grannies series, Paolo Arrigo and his mother (A true pasta granny!) go looking for Porcini mushrooms, and their competitiveness really comes out!
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Franchi TV Advert

This TV spot is really great and will give you a great insight into the company. Enjoy. The only major seed brand selling in the UK that have produced their own seeds for their own packets.
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How to chop onions without the tears!

Do you always cry when cutting onions? Here's how to avoid it!
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Demo Theatre at Franchi Seeds of Italy

Store.... and demo theatre. We are always putting on great events and cooking demo's, talks and the like. Come along to one of our events.
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Pasta grannies, how to make meatballs

How to make real Italian meatballs with polenta. You can grow most of the ingredients from the tomatoes to the polenta from Franchi seeds!!
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Our new Store in London

To say our new store is cool is an understatement. Walk in past our 1968 Fiat 500F which we use for garden centre promotions and into the store which is based around a Roman Villa facade, complete with display grade Roman armour, 90 year old accordions. Italy from Seed to Plate 800+ Franchi Seeds / Provisions / Cookshop / Preserving / Gifts / Profumeria Tuscan Perfumes / Pizza Oven Showroom - Mon to Fri 0915 - 1700.
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Making Passata

We often get asked how to make passata, not just liquidised tomatoes, but proper velvetty passata and how to store it in jars. Here's how.....
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