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Cappelletti in Brodo

Cappelletti in Brodo  is a lovely Italian soup. This soup so simple, but packed with flavor and is popular in Italy during the winter months. It is also a staple of the Italian Christmas menu. Cappelletti – little hats – are similar to tortellini.…

A Theme Park for Foodies? Italians Say Bologna.

  By Sylvia Poggioli. Italy has more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in the world, and its art and cultural riches have drawn visitors for centuries. It also prides itself on being a culinary mecca, where preparing, cooking and serving meals…

Botticellis and Berlusconis

“First of all, let’s get one thing straight. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls. Italia, on…

Mickey D’s

Fast Food Is Just Not A Thing In Italy Fast food is almost non existent in Italy. They do have Autogrill which is basically a rest stop. But Autogrill is no Stop-N-Go. Autogrill has delicious panini, brioche, espresso, wine, cheese and bathrooms. And other…

The Reality of an International Move

REALITY Once we made the decision to move abroad reality kicked into high gear.  My husband had to start work before we were ready to move, thus, he moved ahead of us and left me behind to take care of the logistics. And let…