Monthly Archives: May 2016

Tomato, Onion, & Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

Tomato, Onion, & Gorgonzola Cheese Salad

I love to travel around Italy, and when friends ask where else I’d like to travel in Europe, I always say I have too much to see yet in Italy before I go elsewhere. When we lived in Milan for eight years while my kids were much younger, we traveled around Europe a lot, in […] Continue reading

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Herbed Farro Polenta Topped With Veggies & Celery Leaf Pistachio Pesto

It has been an extraordinarily cool and wet May here in Italy, so instead of wanting to make my typical warm weather dishes, I am still in the kitchen making hearty soups, stews, meaty pasta dishes, and even polenta. My kids grew up enjoying a … Continue reading

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Film director Sofia Coppola to make opera debut with production of La Traviata in Rome

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Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

Friday Photos From Umbria ~ May 20th, 2016

The Giro d’Italia came through Umbria last weekend so of course my cycling obsessed husband had to see the riders. They both arrived and departed from Foligno, which is great because they are so fast if you are watching the finish, they flash by. Even taking photos gets tricky because by the time the camera […] Continue reading

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Sicilian mafia try to assassinate head of national park in night-time ambush

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Record breaking pizza baked in Naples, in pictures

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World’s longest pizza smashes record

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Stolen Christopher Columbus letter, acquired by Library of Congress in the US, returned to Italy after trans-Atlantic investigation

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Italian regions battle over who invented tiramisu in long-running culinary clash

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Italian paramedic goes on trial accused of stealing Rolex from Sopranos actor James Gandolfini as he lay dying from a heart attack

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Human skeletons and 2,000-year-old barracks found during construction of metro line in Rome

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