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Buon Ferragosto!

August 15 marks Ferragosto—an Italian holiday that the Catholic Church celebrates to commemorate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. In fact, the tradition goes back even further, to ancient Roman times. First proclaimed by the Emperor Augustus in 18 BC, … Continue reading

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Recipes from the Alps

A few weeks ago, our friend traveled to Dobbiaco, a city in the South Tyrol region of Italy. It’s often called the “gateway to the Dolomites,” a section of the Italian Alps. It’s an interesting region because it’s has established … Continue reading

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Farfalle pasta al pomodoro

To welcome our friend visiting from Washington, DC, and to take his mind off his lost luggage (curse you, JFK Airport!), we decided to make a light pasta dish perfect for that jet-lagged hunger: homemade farfalle (or bow-tie pasta) in … Continue reading

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Living off the land

This past weekend we went to San Giovanni Rotondo, Pietrelcina and Benevento, and we came home with many delicious fruits and vegetables from Michael’s relatives. It’s nice to get food fresh off the farm! Michael picked over 5 kilos of … Continue reading

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Spaghetti with a Lemon “Carbonara” Sauce

I have another delicious pasta recipe courtesy of chef Michael Di Giovine! I hope you’ll enjoy. His words and recipe are below: Spaghetti with a Lemon “Carbonara” Sauce I’m taking liberties with the title of this recipe. Although there are … Continue reading

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Pass the olive oil and cheese, please

Alex isn’t eating solid foods yet, but that introduction is only a few weeks away. I see how he stares at my pasta during dinner! So, I was reviewing the food chart our pediatrician gave us earlier this month and … Continue reading

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Wabi Sabi

Last night we had sushi with friends at Wabi Sabi, the only Japanese restaurant in Pesaro, located off the Piazza del Popolo. It was pricey compared to the U.S., but it was so delicious! It’s been too long since I’ve … Continue reading

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As American as German pancakes

Well, we’re not able to barbecue this Memorial Day, but we’re celebrating a little bit of America by making pancakes. Not many Italians eat pancakes; in fact, we bought syrup at the grocery store a few days ago, and the … Continue reading

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A Renaissance afternoon

Yesterday was the first day that felt like summer, and we had a nice leisurely lunch at La Casaccia, a country restaurant overlooking the castle town of Gradara, located a few kilometers outside Pesaro. Gradara is the site of the … Continue reading

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Not all peas come in a can

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