Spring is on the corner. . . green peas are calling!

The warm days leading to Primavera (Spring) are here and this wonderful season comes with a basket full of fresh produce. While it is true that it is possible to find almost any produce all year long either frozen, grown in greenhouses or coming from somewhere on earth, there is not better satisfaction than using …

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Recipe: Calzoni e Panzerotti. . . Yum-Yum!!!

This past Monday, after 4 weeks of winter break, my youngest son, Mattia, went back to school. I already miss him! To ensure that he would not forget his mom, I went on a three-day cooking marathon: Baked rigatoni with tomatoes/béchamel sauce on Friday, baked Calzoni and fried Panzerotti on Saturday and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese …

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December the 8th and the Christmas Tree

This month of December my blog will be dedicated to the Italian traditions of the Christmas Season. There is a first time for everything. This year, for the first time and against the Italian tradition I have trimmed (addobbato) my Christmas tree (albero di Natale) prior to December the 8th. To be precise my tree was …

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Let’s get started!

Here I am, I decided to start a blog as a way to share my Italian heritage and my knowledge and experience about everything that is Italian. This will be the place where I will share the memories of my life in Italy, my passion for Italian cuisine, my  favorite Italian destinations, my research on Italian culture …

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