Italian Worm Cheese [Video]

We have a saying in Italian. Non c'è niente di nuovo sotto il sole. (There is nothing new under the sun.) And yes, I know it's from the Bible. But I also know that King Solomon, who wrote that, didn't live in a foreign land. Otherwise, I wonder if he might not have changed it to: "There is... Continue Reading →

Modena’s Balsamic Vinegar [Video]

The Modena province in Emilia Romagna, where we lived many years is known as the Home of Balsamic Vinegar. And because it's one of the places we most love returning to, it's where we spent our Easter holiday this year. Full of tradition, great food, fine autos, and friendly people, it's a great place to... Continue Reading →

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. And that's one thing we don't need. Plus our cholesterol levels have crept up lately, which is bad for our hearts.... Continue Reading →

Italy’s Wild Abruzzo

Our main home is in the little known region of Abruzzo, which was once a joint region with that of Molise. It lies to the east of Lazio and Rome and north of Puglia, with the Adriatic sea and it's long beaches to the east. As Italy's most mountainous region, it contains two of the Appenine's... Continue Reading →

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.  Sorry if this is a letdown for you. But spaghetti and meatballs is not real Italian food. It's good. And it's considered Italian. But it's... Continue Reading →

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