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Artichoke Season  Posted on 04/28/2015
One of the things I love most about living in Italy is eating seasonally. It isn’t always easy waiting, but we are always rewarded with exceptional flavor and joy. Spring comes in with a bang, artichokes, asparagus, fava beans and...
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Diva on the road  Posted on 04/08/2015
I am just ending a USA trip and ready to head back. I began with the IACP culinary conference in Washington, DC. Always great to catch up with my collegues. Then flew up to New York and met my assistant … Read more The post Diva on...
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Out of the Kitchen into the World- Sicilian Artichokes  Posted on 03/22/2015
I began my culinary professional life in the kitchen of a 5 star hotel in San Francisco, the Stanford Court Hotel. They were open to training me for the position when I told them I wanted to be a pastry … Read more The post Out of...
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Sicily- On the Road  Posted on 03/15/2015
We are in Sicily, my home away from home for a coast-to-coast tour. March 19th is the festival of San Giuseppe, St Joseph, so it is also Father’s day. But the San Giuseppe has a huge religious cult following and … Read more The...
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The New JOY OF COOKING- Don Pasta  Posted on 03/10/2015
Recently food has moved from the kitchen to the stage, taking the message out to the public in a fun way to remind people of the joy of cooking and the pleasures found sharing a meal at the table. I … Read more The post The New JOY...
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Sicilian Flavors: Zucca Gialla- marinated pumpkin  Posted on 03/03/2015
When I get ready to leave for a trip, I always leave my husband some of his favorite dishes. This marinated pumpkin is at the top of the list.The market inspires what I cook and this week at my farm … Read more The post Sicilian...
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Celebrate: San Giuseppe March 19  Posted on 03/03/2015
I adore celebrations, especially in Italy as that means some special food is always being prepared. San Giuseppe, St Joseph’s day in Italy is especially important as it is Father’s Day (St Joseph, married to the Blessed Virgin...
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Winter Recipes: Sicilian Orange Salad  Posted on 02/24/2015
When the skies are grey in winter we wait until the temperatures drop and the blood oranges come into season to bring sunshine to the table. Sicilians know how to celebrate the orange. This salad is one of my favorites … Read more...
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Polpettone di Patate- Osteria Luchin  Posted on 02/17/2015
I love road trips. My first trips to Europe all included France as my Grandfather was born in Soisson, south of Paris. I studied French for 14 years and was a French Pastry chef. But somehow, France was never really … Read more The...
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Roman Toast- playing with my food  Posted on 02/15/2015
I woke up this morning and decided to make myself a little “brunch”. I received a lovely gift of a families homemade maple syrup and so was dreaming about French Toast with the homemade loaf o made after our Master … Read...
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  • willbe
    willbe 18 February 2015 18:20:17

    Sounds wonderful- best of luck to you both!

  • Craig 27 October 2011 14:56:46

    I would be very interested in talking to you regarding your move to Italy. I have been spending time in Panzano and Greve in Chianti and just left and now terribly homesick for it. My wife and I are thinking of selling our homes and findind a place there and would love to talk with you on e-mail to ask you some questions. Looking forward to hearing back from you

    Craig & Keena

  • Diva
    Diva 18 February 2015 18:50:46

    sorry i never saw this-- you can email me-- maybe you are already here!!!

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