My dear friend Alida over at My Little Italian Kitchen recently interviewed me for her blog. She is an Italian living in England and wanted my perspective of an American living in Italy. She asked me about some of the challenges I encountered when I first moved to […]
Recipe – Homemade Nutella – I came across a recipe in an Italian cooking magazine for homemade Nutella. I was so excited about making the candy bar in a jar on my own!
Here is a photo of hubby’s uncle taken with Sophia Loren a few weeks ago. LOOK AT THIS WOMAN! She is 81! This is just a snapshot, no photoshop or retouching – just a regular pic. She is amazing and an inspiration.
Polpette di Carne are just meatballs. AGAIN the Italians can make something so crude sounding in English sound so fab in their language. Anyway, these polpette are often served with a tomato sauce, but in my house, they are fried up and served as is, usually with a […]
Piedmont is known for its wine and food. It is after all where wines such as Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto are produced and also where the slow food movement began.
Fall is here – and I admit (to every Italian’s horror) that it is my favorite time of year. Maybe it has something to do with growing up in Texas where boiling hot summers lasts for at LEAST five months.
This morning my kid woke up with a horrific cough. We decided to give him some cough syrup. Here were the options:
So when I post recipes, I always include a photo of the finished product. Usually something like this photo above. And sometimes I even include pics of how to prepare the recipe with a set of photos similar to the group below. But the reality? Just take a […]
Here is an “Italy, so hello to America” recipe. A true crostata is NOT made with pie crust. The crust is almost the same, but there will be eggs added to the mix and sometimes even vanilla. I love, love, love pie crust, so I make mine with […]
Now that Summer is over and we are in full fall mode, what better way to get over the summertime blues than hitting up a sagra (festival) in Italy?