Category Archives: Mangia Bene Blog

Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides

Italian Inspired Thanksgiving Vegetable Sides

Planning our Thanksgiving feast is not something I take lightly, and there really are many factors to consider when creating a holiday menu. My family are traditionalists, and they really feel that Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a turkey. I tried to change things up last year and wanted to create an Umbrian menu with […] 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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Botticelli Foods Product Review

One of the perks of having a popular food blog that gets a good deal of daily traffic is that I am often sent products to review. I am pleased to taste test and review Italian ingredients or kitchen tools and accessories, but I also make it cle… Continue reading

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Top 2015 Italian Food Forever Recipes

Top 2015 Italian Food Forever Recipes

Happy New Year! The arrival of a new year is always a time for contemplation, and it is customary for folks to look back over the previous year and to make plans and goals for the upcoming year. I had some wonderful experiences in 2015 but I also had some negative ones that I’d really […] Continue reading

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An Italian Christmas

An Italian Christmas

I’ve just returned from almost two weeks away visiting family up north, and now that Thanksgiving is over my thoughts are on Christmas. Of all the holidays we celebrate each year, Christmas is my favorite one, and I love to decorate my house from top to bottom, spoil my family with gifts, and bake up […] Continue reading

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Lagostina Risotto Pot Review & Giveaway (Retail Value $199 US)

I was recently contacted by folks working for Lagostina asking me to take part in their Blogger Challenge Giveaway. Knowing the quality of Lagostina products, I immediately agreed, and they sent me their Lagostina Risottiera (Risotto Pot) to tr… Continue reading

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