A Sauce Without Flour

Listed as one of the TOP 5 Ingredients in the Italian Pantry an iconic Italian pesto is made with basil grown along the Ligurian coast in the kingdom of pesto near Genoa. Here  tender, young, sweet tasting leaves combined with a buttery, gentle tasting Ligurian olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, grated sheep's cheese and a scant amount …

How We Choose Our Italian Travel Itineraries 

  Travel is now more precious than ever. Being denied the right of movement and the ability to satisfy our wanderlust, many of us are left with a sense of Kirkian longing to explore, seek out and boldly go on that long awaited vacation we’ve been dreaming about. It’s only when we lose what we …

The Race of the Ceri -A Symbol to ReOpen Italy Amid COVID-19

We have seen and experienced the force of COVID-19 but the ceri has a life force of its own. Watch the movement of the ceri!    The medieval hill town of Gubbio in Umbria is imposing and evocative. Its location, history and buildings create a suggestive feeling of an ancient past. I first visited Gubbio to …