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July 1, 2018
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Panini Girl In Lucca May 2019

I am thrilled to announce my return to Lucca next spring. Come along and be prepared for lots of amazing food, new friends, stunning scenery and lots of laughs. I’m available to help you with your travel plans so get in touch! Dates: May 4 to May 11 (only three spots left ) Total Price Per Person: $3300 […]

June 23, 2018
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Broiled Asparagus-Autentico

I would like to thank my good friend L. from Cucina Cara Mia for Rolando Beramendi’s cookbook Autentico. I’ve had this book for months and have finally started to cook my way through it. The recipes are straightforward with good advice about ingredients and technique. They are “authentic” and exemplify the simplicity of Italian cuisine. Rolando’s book […]

May 14, 2018
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Lovely Lucca

We stumbled upon Lucca quite by accident seventeen years ago. Driving from Sienna to Milan at the end of our vacation we saw a sign saying “Lucca Centro Storico” and decided to stop there for lunch. Little did I know that this would be the start of a love affair with this lovely Tuscan town. […]

May 3, 2018
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I Left My Heart In Calitri

It’s hard to describe this magical corner of Italy in words. Yes, it holds a special place in my heart since both my grandparents emigrated from here, but there’s more to it than that. Calitri is definitely off the beaten track and there’s no train service here so you either have to take a bus […]

April 24, 2018
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With The Locals-The Art Of Cingul’

  I don’t really have much of a bucket list probably because being anywhere in Italy is always at the top. I’m happiest when I’m here and when I’m not, I’m dreaming about when I’ll come back. Anyone who really knows me knows that my other great passion is food and cooking so yesterday I […]

January 26, 2018
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Winter Vegetable Tart

Over the past week I spent more than a few hours pouring over cookbooks and thumbing through my ever expanding file of recipes looking for an idea for a lunch I was preparing for a few friends. I thought I had settled on a hearty soup paired with crusty homemade rolls, but I kept coming […]

January 13, 2018
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Chicken Thighs With Fennel

If I had to choose my favorite one dish dinner, this may just be the one.  I was introduced to this recipe and to the pleasure of fennel many years ago in a cooking class I took with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, who until last year was co-host of the popular Splendid Table radio show.  As […]