Mythical Magrello

Are you ready to step outside your Italian cheese comfort zone? Beyond Provolone, Parmigiano and Asiago. Away from Taleggio, Mozzarella and Mascarpone.  There are well over 300 (some sources cite as many as 600) varieties of Italian cheese and most of us have barely touched the tip of the Italian cheese iceberg. From the alpine valleys … Continue reading Mythical Magrello


Travel Like Mozart

You think you know Italy. You've traveled to Rome, Venice and Florence. You've been to Siena, Cinque Terre, the Amalfi coast and Como. You've been to Pisa, Parma and Pompei and basked under the Tuscan sun. Seen the towers of San Gimignano and drunk the Brunellos of Chianti. Bravo fellow Italian traveler you've just began to … Continue reading Travel Like Mozart

You Had Me at “Oink”

Anyone who knows me knows I like pork. That means I like pigs. I live in the Midwest region of the US and pigs are probably the most common farm animal in this part of the United States. Two states away from my home state is Iowa, the second largest pork producer in the United States. … Continue reading You Had Me at “Oink”