Thursday, March 31st, 20111 Comment
Kids (and adults) are crazy about Nutella!
Nutella is the name of a hazelnut flavored, sweet spread that was registered by the Italian company Ferrero in 1963. Nowadays, Nutella is sold in over 75 countries.
The recipe took the cue from an earlier Ferrero spread released in 1949, called Gianduja. Gianduja was a mixture containing approximately 50% [...]
Tuesday, March 29th, 2011No Comments
Ravioli are probably my favorite form of pasta. I suppose it has a lot to do with the memories of my grandmother’s ravioli that I grew up with. Those were very traditional of the area where she grew up (Campania) filled with creamy ricotta cheese and topped with tomato sauce. I have carried on the [...]
Saturday, March 26th, 20113 Comments
This is what I would have wrote this week but due to some unexpected circumstances I have to cancel my trip and stay home! SICILY HAS TO WAIT!!!
I was really looking forward to fly into Palermo, Punta Raisi airport and see with my own eyes how this well known airport in our San Diego’s [...]
Thursday, March 24th, 20113 Comments
Very rarely do good opportunities to relieve suffering come by.
This is one of them.
Il Sogno di Puglia
Two institutions with great expertise are working together to help patients with cancer go through their difficult journey. The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice is a world-famous institution with a successful international program training medical professionals [...]
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011No Comments
I can’t quite remember what I used to do for appetizers before I discovered crostini. They are just so versatile. The possibilities for toppings are endless. I’m all about cooking with the seasons and am excited with the changes that spring brings to the farmers’ market.
There’s a wonderful Italian couple who have a stand [...]
Saturday, March 19th, 20111 Comment
I have always wondered how our family of 5 and one on the way, can be so close to each other? My husband Michael and I have 3 children, a teenager, a tween and a toddler plus another one on the way. Since I was a child, I have wanted a big family and [...]
Friday, March 18th, 2011No Comments
We are honored to publish on our web site the message written by the President of the United States of America Barack Obama, on the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. A remarkable, meaningful message of Peace and, if possible, corroborated closeness between Italy and the United States of America.
This President [...]
Friday, March 18th, 20111 Comment
I have a friend, Taylor, she dances with me, she is working to be an actress, she is very pretty, she is 12 years old, she is awesome at school, she compete on horseback riding, she is very strong and brave, she had cancer and now she is two years cancer free … she is [...]
Thursday, March 17th, 20118 Comments
I was a little child, getting ready for a remarkable piano exam, the “8th year,” a milestone in a young pianist’s career. Claudio Bini – a great young man, my teacher of music, of life, and of humility – made me take a one-time lesson with his own ex-teacher, Mrs. Caldi, an older, [...]
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011No Comments
My grandmother was a wonderful cook. She spent countless hours in the kitchen preparing meals for her family, meals reminiscent of her homeland-Calitri, Italy. I loved everything that she made and at the time I didn’t really understand how special it was to have homemade bread. I just assumed that everyone had a nonna [...]