Panini Girl

My obsessions-Italy and Cooking


April 21, 2015


Remembering Arezzo

I am dedicating this post to Gina London who was lucky enough to live in charming Arezzo for a few years. Thanks Gina for all the great posts about Arezzo. You can read about my time in Arezzo here,here and here or just click on Arezzo in the categories. This charming town is certainly worth […]

April 7, 2015


Sunday Morning In Piazza Popolo

It was early one Sunday morning and we were wandering aimlessly around Rome’s empty streets when we came up this scene in Piazza Popolo. Slowly but surely these band members assembled into formation with their brass instruments and began to play. We wondered “who are these musicians?”. Turns out they were members of Rome’s police […]

February 24, 2015


Watch Tower

I recently came upon this photo from a stay in the countryside outside of Lucca. Driving from Sant’Andrea di Compito to Lucca we came upon this tower in the middle of the road. Obviously the tower was there long before the paved road and when the road was built, it went right around the tower. […]

December 29, 2014


Chocolate Hazelnut Squares

I’ve been a fan of hazelnuts for as long as I can remember. Growing up I would seek out the little round nuts in the bowl of mixed nuts that was on the kitchen table during the winter. Back then I knew them as filberts. Years later I discovered that these nuts paired perfectly with […]

December 22, 2014


Pasticcini-My Little Love

I first discovered my passion for these tiny pastries when I lived in Arezzo for a month while attending language school. As luck would have it there was a pasticceria located across from the entrance to my apartment. I made a point of stopping there each morning on my way to class and would buy […]

November 28, 2014


Forno Campo Dei Fiori

Located in a corner of the well known Campo dei Fiori, this popular forno should be a “must” on your list any time that you’re in Rome.You can’t be shy if you want a piece of their famed pizza bianca. Unless you are there when they open the doors in the morning, you’ll have to […]


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