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When Less is More

Pumpkin spice lattes, Ranch dressing flavored popcorn, Sriracha flavored mac and cheese. Where will it stop? I just saw a commercial for Dunkin Donuts cookie dough flavored iced coffee. Really? Cookie dough flavored coffee? - What is it with Americans inability to leave well ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Apr 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

Festa di San Giuseppe and Zeppole

In Italy la festa dei papa, the equivalent of Father's Day, falls on March 19, the feast of San Giuseppe (St. Joseph), the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus. Italians celebrate with special foods and gifts from the children to their Babbo (Daddy in Tuscany, Sardinia...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Mar 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

National Pistachio Day

- Wednesday, February 26th is National Pistachio Day here in the States, and although we love pistachios in any way, shape and form, there is no place on earth that produces pistachios superior to those from Bronte, in Sicily. Sicily is the only place in Italy where pistachios ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Feb 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Mediterranean Lifestyle

January is all about fresh starts. Whose resolutions haven’t included eating better, exercising more, quitting smoking, or participating in more cultural activities? My resolution is to adopt Italy’s Mediterranean lifestyle. Italians have long been envied for their rich, ...[read more]
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Last Minute Antipasti for Holiday Entertaining

Parties are part of the fun of the holiday season, and there’s no question that large gatherings are the traditional way to bring family and friends together. But it seems that nowadays most people work longer hours, have overcommitted lifestyles and don’t always have the ...[read more]
Posted by: | Posted on: Dec 17, 2013 | Comments (0)