Tag: italian food

The Healthy Mediterranean Diet

Hubby and I have pretty much always followed the Mediterranean diet since we’ve been in Italy. But lately we’re really stepping it up. The older we get, the easier it is to put on weight. […]

Italian Carnival Treats

These simple fried dough balls are generally considered a must at carnival time! They’re known by different names according to region. In my hubby’s area south of Salerno they’re known as Struffoli, but here in Abruzzo […]

Poached Eggs Italian-style: Eggs in Purgatory

Add bread and salad and you’ve got a delicious, simple, well-balanced supper. Buon appetito! Image of eggs via Pixabay.com.

Wild Abruzzo: Our Region of Italy

Our main home is in the little known region of Abruzzo, once considered one region with that of Molise. It lies to the east of Lazio and Rome and north of Puglia, with the Adriatic […]

Simplest Italian Snack Ever

This simple snack is really a simplified Italian Bruschetta which Italians simply call Bread and Oil. Made with 4 basic kitchen ingredients, it’s an old standby …

You Might Be Italian if…

Ever wondered if you might possibly have Italian roots somewhere in your family? Sometimes you can tell by your last name. But if you’re not sure, try this simple test to discover if you might […]

Italy’s Snail-Loving Village

Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, it’s known as the snail-loving village! 

Fake Italian Food

You used to see it in older movies a lot…loud, rambunctious Italian families around the dinner table. Glasses raised in greeting or forks twirling madly. Usually eating spaghetti, spaghetti and meatballs.