Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sicilian Seafood Soup With Couscous

We are anxiously planning our trip to Sicily for early May, so when my latest Saveur magazine came in the mail with a big bowl of Sicilian seafood stew featured on the cover, I must admit that I got a little excited. The article is all about Si… Continue reading

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Farro Zucchini Cakes With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

In my attempt to add more vegetarian dishes to our weekly menu plan, I am always looking for unique dishes that are full of flavor. I have always been a fan of zucchini fritters or pancakes, so when I came across a recipe that included farro in… Continue reading

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Pompeii seeking ‘army of spies’ in ‘Deep Throat’ operation to root out Mafia crime and corruption

The operation was launched in a bid to save the ancient site wiped out by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. from permanent collapse Continue reading

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Green Beans With Mustard Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds

When I was growing up, we were a meat and potato family, and along with these two dinner staples, my Mother would add a vegetable side dish, often canned or frozen. Our usual vegetable options were peas, beans, carrots, or corn, and they were b… Continue reading

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‘Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages’ buried for a millennium by an earthquake reopens

Church of Santa Maria Antiqua lay undiscovered for more than 1,000 years after it was buried by rubble from an earthquake Continue reading

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Mysterious death of Italian banking executive to be re-examined amid murder claims

Prosecutors in Siena order body of David Rossi to be exhumed after family say he was killed for knowing too much about bank’s financial meltdown Continue reading

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Easter In Italy

Easter in Italy is a Christian based holiday, which begins on Palm Sunday, and culminates the following week on Easter Sunday. Although all of Holy Week is important, it is Easter Sunday when the real festivities begin to celebrate the resurrec… Continue reading

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Caramelized Roasted Carrots With Parsley Almond Pesto

Easter is just a little less than a week, and I am getting lots of questions about planning an Easter menu. When planning any holiday menu, each course shipped flow from one to the next and have complimentary flavors. Holiday side dishes are al… Continue reading

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Monumental figures of emperors and warriors etched onto embankments of Tiber in Rome

The project, based on an unusual technique, is the work of a South African artist, William Kentridge Continue reading

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Armed thieves steal paintings off walls of Verona museum

CCTV footage released in the wake of fresh arrests shows three armed thieves removing art from the walls of Verona’s Castelvecchio Museum in 2015 Continue reading

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Italy set to pass new law to fight food waste

The Italian parliament is due to pass new laws cutting red tape for shops or supermarkets who wish to donate food – making it Europe’s second country after France to introduce new legislation Continue reading

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