Tagged with Italy

Not winning hurts

Not winning hurts

I alluded to the fact I entered a contest to win a trip to Italy in a previous post. I am here to vent and say I was not chosen. I will not say I lost because that would imply I am a loser which I am not. There were many entries and I was … Continue reading

Jumbled thoughts after a great cooking class

Jumbled thoughts after a great cooking class

Sometimes I feel the need to come home from a class, one that was super successful I might add, and write down my thoughts. I get  a real “high” of sorts from teaching because it’s something I am so passionate about and love to do. And like I said before, the fact my son is … Continue reading

Some Days I Just Feel *Italian*

Some Days I Just Feel *Italian*

While I was shopping for dinner yesterday I realized the food I chose didn’t feel like “me”. It was too plain or bland or something. I walked myself right on over to the deli area and bought some Italian food. We went from tilapia, salad and peas to a huge platter of anti-pasti with soppressata, … Continue reading

Book Review Time!

Book Review Time!

A few weeks back I had a book giveaway from the wonderful publishers at Gemelli Press. The editors are some of my online friends and so very generous. What’s even better is that I’ve gotten to know some of the authors whose books have been published by Gemelli through Facebook. It’s a small intimate family … Continue reading

Book Giveaway…

This is so simple that I am almost embarrassed to write about it. All you have to do is go and like my Facebook page and help get me up to 500 likes. Once I do, the nice folks at Gemelli Press, publishers of such titles as Beyond the Pasta, Wrestling With the Devil, Among … Continue reading

Feeling like an inadequate Italian today…

Feeling like an inadequate Italian today…

  Photo credit: Pastapomodoro.org Remember I told you all about a gig I have at the local library? Well it seems I am just doing the pasta making demo for the International Club’s meeting on Italy, which is fine by me. Less stress than to have to put together a power-point show and have information … Continue reading

Wresting with The Devil-book review

Wresting with The Devil-book review

My good friend, Michelle Fabio of Bleeding Espresso, who is now a managing editor at Gemelli Press recently asked me to if I wanted to read and review another book for them. I had already read and reviewed a book published by Gemelli Press, Beyond the Pasta by Mark Leslie, so I was excited to … Continue reading

My future is bright!

At least to me it’s bright. Just a few short years ago I never dreamed I’d be where I am today. When I started this blog and my cooking journey, the only goals I had were to learn about the ways my ancestors cooked, more about my heritage and possibly improve my picture-taking skills when it … Continue reading

Family

I’ve been writing this post in my head for almost one month. I just can’t wait any longer to get these thoughts down.  One of the goals I had when I began this blog was to connect with family members I had never met, particularly any one in Italy who I am related to. I … Continue reading

Eye candy and second chances

I found a great photoblog that I hope my readers will enjoy. It’s full of Italian eye candy. Take a visit to Napoli Unplugged Photoblog for some wonderful shots of Italy. I spent 15 minutes there this morning. For a second chance at winning your own copy of Beyond the Pasta by Mark Leslie, hop … Continue reading