Normally when I’m up at the crack of dawn on Thanksgiving morning it’s to get started with the cooking. But this year, Italian bureaucracy has given us a new way to celebrate the holiday. On a bus to Parma. As … Continue reading →
Last week this display caught my eye at a local supermarket. An American Burger Sauce. Tucked in between a truffled porcini cream and balsamic vinegar. Two very typical items in Emilia-Romagna where we live. But this Old West American Burger … Continue reading →
My friend Sarah and I were having a conversation last night. Me: Today is jet-lag day, and tomorrow we’re going to Pisa – for IKEA – but also for Pisa 😉 Sarah: Really, Pisa for IKEA? That’s funny The closest … Continue reading →
Remember when I complained so much about the dirt in our apartment that I went out and bought a robot vacuum cleaner to keep the dust bunnies at bay? Well, while we were away, our landlord replaced all of the … Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was trying out Quomi.it – I’ve had a few deliveries to test out so I thought I’d follow up now with my findings.Continue reading →
The 25th of April is a very important day in Italy. It is known as Liberation Day, and up here in the Taro Valley, tucked into the Appenni Mountains, you are more likely to hear it heralded as the Celebration of the Resistance.Continue reading →
The Terre Di Canossa International Classic Car Challenge comes through our mountain town every year. Our town is in what we’ve come to dub “The Tri-State Region”. So, we are right in the middle of this fun ride!Continue reading →
Joe has written a new book, and we’re really excited to tell everyone about it, all over the world! We hope you’ll take a minute to check it out.Continue reading →
Cousin: Where are you going for Easter?
Joe: I don’t know. Should we be going somewhere?
Cousin: If you aren’t having a big family Easter at home, you need to go out to a restaurant!
I’m a good cook. I’ve cooked most of my life, and I have great role models in my family who are wonderful cooks! I’ve never been interested in sites like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, etc., because I know how to cook, know how to put together recipes, and have generally kept my family well fed. Almost on a lark I decided to check to see if there were “Blue Apron” type of sites in Italy. I was quite surprised to find out there are! Actually, I only found two.Continue reading →