Mother’s Day Memories

Mother’s Day Memories

Today, in the United States it is Mother’s Day and though we don’t share the same date for this holiday in Italy, we do have such a day to celebrate our mothers. This day still makes me wax nostalgic and think of my mother, Adelia and my life in Italy. I was cheated of knowing […]

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Strawberry Risotto

I recently went to an event hosted by Verizon at the destination store in Santa Monica. It was a very interesting evening and I learned a great deal about tech devices and gadgets which I loved. However, I am first and foremost a cook and all I kept thinking about when confronted with all that […]

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Touring the Santa Monica Verizon Destination Store

I was recently invited to an event hosted by Verizon at their destination store in Santa Monica. It is unlike any Verizon store I’ve ever been to. For one thing, it’s huge. The floors have that beachy kind of vibe that fits in well with the Santa Monica population. We are, after all, quite near […]

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Blecs

For us in Venetian Northern Italy, the word “blecs” speaks of buttery goodness, a warm belly and pasta served the moment it is taken from the pot. In other words, blecs is one of those heavenly, special, and comforting dishes that speaks of home to me. In America, the word “blech” (pronounced the same) is […]

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A Visit to Chico

I grew up on a farm in a small town in Northern Italy so farming, olive trees and farmland are nothing new to me. My mother grew vegetables and I, from my earliest years was near as she tended her garden. My risi e bisi is a tribute to those times spent in her garden. […]

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