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June 10, 2017
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Di Pietro-Melito Irpino

  With the help of Katie Parla’s website and Carla Capalbo’s book The Food and Wine Guide to Naples and Campania we decided to travel to the town of Melito Irpino, located a little over an hour away from Calitri for lunch at Di Pietro. Little did we know when we programmed the information into the gps that we asked […]

June 1, 2017
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Forme D’Arte-Lucca

I have a tradition of strolling down Via San Paulino on my very first day in Lucca. Two of my favorite shops are located here-Caniparoli Cioccolateria-the chocolate shop I simply adore and Officina delle Pelle-a lovely family owned shop selling leather goods made right in town. There’s no doubt that I will make a purchase […]

May 27, 2017
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La Tavernaccia Da Bruno

As much as I hope to make the most of my time when I’m in Italy, I really shy away from planning where we’re going to have each and every meal. As you probably have discovered yourself some of the best experiences are those that you just stumble upon. That being said I wasn’t going […]

May 25, 2017
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Da Michele-Roma

Some time ago I read about Da Michele-Naple’s famous pizzeria-opening a location in  Rome. I figured that eventually we would actually visit Naples and make our way to Da Michele, but seeing that it was here in Rome we decided that we should seek it out. It turns out that the pizzeria is located two blocks from […]

May 18, 2017
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Florence For Foodies

How can you go to Italy and not be food focused? I have to admit that I might be a little more obsessed than most with all things food related, but what’s wrong with that? One of the perks of staying in Lucca is that Florence is just a train (or bus) ride away. We […]

May 7, 2017
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Garmugia-A Taste Of Spring

It’s been raining on and off here in Lucca and the weather is a lot cooler than I had expected. While poking around my favorite leather shop I heard the proprietor recommending a restaurant to an Italian couple. It wasn’t even near his shop so I figured if he’s sending people there, it must be […]

April 29, 2017
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Loving Lucca

  Yes, I’ve arrived In Lucca and of course the first thing that I am sharing here on the blog is a panino. I discovered this spot on Piazza San Giusto last year and since then have been dreaming of sitting on their patio and having a bite to eat. Anyone who knows me would admit […]

June 5, 2016
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Walkerware Pottery

After looking at my my last post I realized that you didn’t get to see the beauty of the bowl that I was using. Over the past few years I’ve received as gifts a variety of colorful pottery pieces made by the talented Walker Davis. These bowls were the latest addition to my collection and […]

May 25, 2016
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Eating In San Francisco

It was just a few days, but we managed to squeeze a fair amount of great food. Here are some of the highlights. Since we hadn’t been to San Francisco for some time I thought it best to read up on what restaurants people were taking about. It wasn’t hard to decide that we would […]