The Bridge of Bling

It seems that the beautiful and famous daughter of Rome (Florence) likes bling. Not in the Kardashian style but more like that of a true Renaissance princess with a Medici father who felt that shopkeepers who inhabited the Old Bridge below his secret corridor were a motley crew  with habits not befitting a Grand Duke. … Continue reading The Bridge of Bling

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5 Tips to Help Your Kids Make the Right Italian Food Choices

Italian food is one of the most popular foods in the world.  It is also one of the most misunderstood; in some cases commercialized beyond the point of recognition. Centuries of culinary traditions define Italian cooking yet Italian food often becomes a pale interpretation of what it means to eat like an Italian. Here are … Continue reading 5 Tips to Help Your Kids Make the Right Italian Food Choices

Eden Has a Taste

In the distant past it was a common belief that East of Asia Eden could be found. Countless merchant ships relentlessly searched for a place, a compass point, a tangible position on a map where Paradise lost could be rediscovered. The biblical location of Eden may have pointed to the East but the gastronomic location … Continue reading Eden Has a Taste

Basil and Bechamel

Ligurian pesto is  considered by many to be the best in all of Italy  The temperate Mediterranean climate along the Ligurian Sea produces a classic Genovese basil (Ocimum basilicum ‘Genovese’) prized for its fragrant aroma and spiciness. The evocative flavor of an authentic well prepared Ligurian basil pesto screams Italy and makes a perfect ingredient to … Continue reading Basil and Bechamel

Seeing and Savoring the World with an Italian and a Bike

We're big  fans of anyone who wants to see and savor the world. So when we heard about 36 y/o Italian Maximilian Felici 's desire to accomplish what the legendary Phileas Fogg did in 80 days we wanted to follow. . . on his bike. Expected time for this trip is about 4 years, for a total of about … Continue reading Seeing and Savoring the World with an Italian and a Bike