‘Tis the Season….for Truffles!

The highlight of my weekend jaunt to Torino, which in reality I saw very little of, was a Saturday lunch in the Piemontese countryside. I had never been. Driving about an hour and half south-east of the city, the scenery becomes vastly different. The air feels different. You feel different. Rolling hills, soft slopes, raised […]

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Hitting the Streets at Salone

One of the best things about the Salone del Gusto & Terra Madre, in my small opinion, is the food. And there was a lot to be tasted. The show dedicated a small space to street food from various regions of Italy. In case you didn’t know, Italy has some really great street food, tasty […]

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Salone del Gusto & Terra Madre

Last weekend I headed to Torino for the international show, Salone del Gusto and Terra Madre. One of the largest in the world, the show happens every two years and is organized by Slow Food. It is estimated that over the five days there were 220,000 visitors, 16,000 participants at 56 conferences, and 8,000 students […]

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Getting to the Heart of It

(An old post I never shared, but wanted to! I’m not exactly a timely individual.) There are few things that I love more than artichokes. I could eat them everyday. Prepared any way, in any shape. An addiction? Perhaps. But one I’ll gladly keep. I love that it takes work and effort to get to […]

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Olive Notes

No matter how short my trips to Italy have become I always try to make time to go see my family. When I was much younger, I used to spend weeks on end there during the summer. My love of Italy is deeply rooted in those moments and in those memories. I often wish I […]

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Can happiness fit in an espresso cup?

One of the things that I look forward to the most when I go to Italy (it might almost be a reason for my frequent trips) is a caffè. No. I really believe that sometimes this is my sole purpose for going there. (Sorry sister and friends.) There is just something about the whole experience […]

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A Roma (Città Aperta) la Vita è Dolce.…Italian Cinema

During my many walks throughout the eternal city, I noticed several posters promoting a photo exhibit on the golden age of Italian cinema. I was intrigued but, unfortunately, unable to attend since it opened once I returned to the states. In Rome, there is always so much to see and always too little time to […]

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Life is in the Details

There are many things that I love about Italy but, for me, what I love most is in the details. Life is in the details here. To me it is the beauty and attraction of this country. In Italy, every moment counts. Yes, it is true Italians are known for la dolce vita (the sweet […]

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All roads lead to…

I wish there was a way to take back home with me every trip to Italy that I’ve ever been on. A way to relive every moment, every feeling, every sound, taste, smell, every detail whenever I chose. A way to return to that moment in time where I felt truly happy and complete, where […]

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Ciao World!

Start Here. Or for the abridged version skip to the last paragraph…. I’ve never been a person who things come easily to. That’s not to say I haven’t been extremely blessed in my life. I’m just not one of those people who arrives at a conclusion quickly, simply, and easily. About anything. At all. And […]

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