Filetto di Maiale
January 28, 2019
Some days are weirder than others. I picked this word intentionally. I said weirder.
My family is weird. Maybe because is not a conventional one: I am a single parent with two wonderful but obnoctious teenagers. Maybe because we have more a friend's relatioship than a...
June 11, 2018
I just got back from Napoli. a few days ago. Coming from a wonderland and arriving into another wonderland.
Napoli is my soul place, it is big, cahotic and at time so different to be sensed as another planet.
People is like actors of a live teather, people you can talk t...
December 17, 2016
I know, it is not summer, it is not vacation time and there is no beach here.
The political talk about the Italian ex prime minister and the new major of Rome, the diheartening images from Syria and the president elected, have killed me, I need a way to dream about sea,...
December 9, 2016
Immaculate Conception, or as we more commonly refer to it: La Madonna or, being the miscredents we are, l'Otto, (the eight).
It is a national/religious holiday here.
To me it is also a day in which I do not wake up at the crack of dawn to drag two recalcitrant kids out...
February 3, 2016
I think I said it a thousandth times.
There are a gazillion recipes for Ragù. All of them Italian, all of them "real".
All of them different, according to your taste and what you have at hand.
In Tuscany and in Emilia Romagna people had enough money and resources so they...
January 27, 2016
It's winter. I would love it only if I was in a winter resort.
I understand the change of season and the need that country has of water and cold weather, it all makes sense in the economy of the great mother heart.
I just don't like it.
It is wet, and cold, plus winter...
January 13, 2016
Sorry for not writing earlier. Life hasn’t been particularly good to me, in the last year. The events that started in my personal life last spring have come to an inevitable end now.
Finally things are going the way they should, but I am not completely happy.
It is not...
August 20, 2015
Recently someone told me that it is not DOG a man's best friend, it is pork. Although I still side with my pups, and kittens, I can't say I disagree.
Now, hoping that I will not completely sound like Homer Simpson, in the Tuscan kitchen, pork is king.
August 18, 2015
Summer is hot here, July and August have always been the hottest months of the year, and I know that it might seem strange now, but when I was little it was usual to rent a summer house for one or two months and just move down there.
It would be way too hot to work, and...
July 28, 2015
It seems strange when you are requested to make risotto in this blistering heat,but, you know what? It makes for great seasonal discoveries.
Risotto is not a recipe, it is a method of cooking rice. It takes patience, but it is an easy fix for last minute friends visits...
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