Trick of Treat What Do Italians Eat (Drink, Buy and Do)

Let’s play a game of “Trick or Treat!” Here’s the idea: We’ll present you with a few commonly held ideas about Italian culture and living to see whether you know if it’s true (treat!) or a false view of the way Italians eat, drink and live (trick!). And if you have any tricks in your … Continue reading Trick of Treat What Do Italians Eat (Drink, Buy and Do)

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Food Shopping in Italy

Whether you're walking down the street on market day gushing over the frutta e verdure, planning a roadside picnic or shopping to prepare a meal in your rented farmhouse or appartamento, buying food in Italy means you’ve taken a step outside the tourist flow. You’re ready to immerse yourself into life on the streets and … Continue reading Food Shopping in Italy

How I Cured Jet Lag with Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and Football

I’m an end justifies the means flyer. Unlike my travel companions who relish in the rarified air of the wild blue yonder, I view flying as a necessity more than a pleasure. A way to get from point A to point B. Maybe it’s because of the delays and layovers or maybe it’s because of … Continue reading How I Cured Jet Lag with Turkey, Pumpkin Pie and Football

Gold Eggs and Ham

The color of gold has been used to describe the culture and cuisine of Italy for centuries. The illuminated halos of gold in Renaissance paintings and the golden tiles of the mosaics of Ravenna are indelible examples of  the brilliance of Italian art. The golden balls of the Medici bankers were image makers long before … Continue reading Gold Eggs and Ham