Scallops and Shrimps in Guazzetto . . . My twenty minutes recipe!

One common misconceptions about Italian cooking is that Italian women - or men - spend many hours in the kitchen. While it’s true that it takes 5-6 hours to prepare a traditional  Neapolitan ragú or that an eggplant parmigiana could take up to 2 hours, yet most everyday dishes don’t take more than 30 minutes. Usually, I …

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The Italian Island of Sardegna . . . My Paradise

Two weeks ago I was fortunate to spend one week with my husband in the Caribbean Turks and Caicos Islands. While I was there, loving the sun, the soft white sand, and the crystal clear water, I kept thinking how much I miss living close-by the sea. My hometown in Italy, Avellino, was only thirty minute away …

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I am back and . . . with an Award!

Well, I am back . . . at least I am trying. After a wonderful vacation with my lovely husband to Turks and Caicos – I know it is not Italy! – I returned home where a little family crisis was expecting me. Be assured, not a tragedy, but enough to make my head spin …

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Celebrating Mother’s Day with an Italian Poem.

Buona Festa della Mamma! Happy Mother's Day! Today, my words are not needed . . . I will let a poem speak. I am sharing another poesia (poem) by Annabella Mele; you can read about this Italian poetess -very close to my heart - in my January and March's posts. You can listen to the …

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A Cultural Evening at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC

This past Tuesday night I attended a cultural event at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC. I had found out about it through Piazza Italia, Washington, DC Italian Language Cultural Group. I had joined the group some times ago, however I had not participated to any of their events yet. I am glad I did …

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