Author Archive —> Gina

Burritos – Anna’s Taqueria

I’ve been in the U.S. for 2 weeks. When I land in Boston, my first food stop is my Mom’s kitchen and then Anna’s Taqueria in Davis Square. It is a no frills, order at the counter, sit in or take away taqueria located near Tufts University.  I start with chips and Anna’s creamy guacamole made […]

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Street Level

Story by Gina Tringali Photos by Susan Wright Many a visitor to Italy hankers after an experience that lets them get in touch with daily life.  A great way to do this is to explore the fresh food markets and aromatic alleyways to be found in quieter locations, such as Palermo. 

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Lunch in Siracusa – Sicilia in Tavola

After KBT and I grazed our way through the Ortigia market, we sped off to our lunch reservation at Sicilia in Tavola. We started with polpette di pesce neonata grigliate (grilled whitebait patties). The fluffy clouds were laced with peppery parsley, parmesan and topped with a splash of lemon juice. They were cooked perfectly. (Note: […]

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Antica Marina Osteria – Catania, Sicily

Seafood, Sicily, summertime…jackpot! I’ve been living in Rome for 4+ years and it’s become increasingly difficult to find a meal that brings joyous tears to my eyes. I knew there was a good chance that I’d find what I was looking for in Sicily. During a road trip in July along the east coast of […]

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10 best music venues in Rome

Rome’s music bars and clubs span everything from rock and classical to jazz and blues. Gina Tringali selects her 10 greatest hits This article written for, and republished from here Teatro dell’Opera di Roma In the country where every person can recite the lyrics to Verdi’s “Va Pensiero”, opera is a way of life. From […]

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Power to the People

Story by Gina Tringali Photos by Susan Wright Land confiscated from organized crime and turned over to social co-operatives has spawned a new generation of Sicilian organic winemakers who are not only providing fully paid work, but are earning praise for their quality produce. As part of the Libera Terra (Free Land) project, the vineyards […]

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