The Misunderstood Italian

After taste traveling in Italy for over 15+years and 15,000+miles sourcing products for CosituttiMarketPlace I’m asked a fair number of questions about Italy and Italians. Most of my answers are received with surprise and disbelief making me think that Americans in general don’t understand Italians. The mythology about the people and places of Italy is …

The Caravaggio in the Kitchen

I once thought to build a new house. Plans were drawn up and submitted by the designer with details of a kitchen with windows that overlooked a ravine.  The designer self-assuredly waited for my approval of the plans and was taken aback when I wanted to replace a set of windows in the kitchen with …