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Events this weekend – Milano Moda Donna

If you’re the type of person who goes for Gucci and crazy for Cavalli, you’ll want to pencil this prestigious twice-yearly fashion show into your diary Okay, so many of the events are invite only, but it’s worth going along just to catch a glimpse of the glamorous guests on the red carpet. And some […]

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Frizzone – Vegetable Stew From Emilia Romagna

I often get carried away at my local outdoor markets here in Umbria. There are only two of us at home, but I always buy enough vegetables to serve a large family for a week! This dilemma usually works out for us, as we eat the leftover vegetabl… 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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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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Bacon Wrapped Artichoke Hearts

In just over two months time, we will be returning to Umbria for our 2016 season. We love to travel throughout Italy whenever we can fit it into our schedule, and every year we sneak off to Venice for a couple of nights. Venice is a city I know… Continue reading

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Lighter Kale Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a dish offered in many Italian restaurants found in North America, but it may surprise some, that it is a salad you will never find in Italy. This popular salad is said to have been created by Caesar Cardini, an Italian chef who… Continue reading

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Focaccia With Caramelized Onions, Pear, & Gorgonzola Cheese

I make focaccia just about every week, sometimes keeping it simple so I can use the flatbread for sandwiches while other times I like to play around with different toppings. Caramelized onions, pears, and Gorgonzola cheese are a combination mad… Continue reading

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Police arrest 109 suspected mafia members during raids

Footage shows raids carried out by the Italian Carabinieri police in Catania, Sicily Continue reading

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Sausage Stuffed Potato Gnocchi With Simple Tomato Sauce

One of my favorite events in Italy is Carnivale, the last celebration before Lent that begins on Ash Wednesday. Since Lent has traditionally been a period where Catholics deprive themselves of something they enjoy, Carnivale is a time to party … Continue reading

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Colourful carnival season begins in Venice

Venice has begun its carnival season with a large floatilla of colourful Venetian boats floating through its canals Continue reading

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Rome doctors report 30 percent rise in appointments as pollution levels soar

Italian capital is one of a number of cities restricting car use to tackle smog but readings show pollution remains above safe levels Continue reading

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