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Bruschetta

Bruschetta with Tomato & Olive Oil

Repeat after me: brew-SKEH-tuh. Bruschetta! One thing that was much debated amongst my family on our first trip to Italy was the pronunciation of this word for toasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with tomatoes tossed in olive oil. I now know that the proper pronunciation involves a hard “c” sound; though for most Americans […]

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Caffé vs. Coffee

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE coffee. And who doesn’t, really? Warm, comforting, and on occasion life-giving, coffee is an essential part of American life. In Italy, too, coffee is revered as one of the holy grails of the country’s culinary finesse. Italians take their coffee just as seriously as Americans do, if […]

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Top 5 kitchen supply stores in Rome

As local Rome residents, prolific bloggers and active on social media, we are often approached by readers and followers seeking local insight and travel advice. Requests range from “Can you lend some Rome accommodation tips?”, or “Where can I find the best gluten free pizza in the Eternal City?” being the most common. We’d do […]

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Vineyard Visit to the Roman Countryside

A recent Friday morning in August my friends Gina, Eleonora, and our 8 year old mascot (and budding photographer) Elliot set out early of hot and dusty Rome headed for the Roman wine country nearby. Olevano Romano is an hour South-east of the city center and an historic location known for its Cesanese wine. Produced for […]

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Recipes from my Grandmother’s Kitchen

Can a book of recipes capture a lifetime? My grandmother Louise, known as Ma to her family and friends, kept her recipes in a leather bound book. She hand wrote each one. She added recipe clippings from magazines which she’d take and make her own. During my last visit to Boston, I read each page, overcome […]

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Top 5 Gelaterias

As the weather begins to warm up and the torrential rains that have plagued Romans all spring seem to be abating (fingers crossed!), people are once again turning their eyes and stomachs to gelato. The perfect snack for a warm afternoon (or anytime really), it is a staple Italian sweet for tourists and locals alike. […]

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