Carnival has come and almost gone, it’s definitely time to eat some chiacchiere!
As I told you last week, Carnival is in full swing here in Italy and we are eating loads of chiacchiere – as they can be found at this time of the year only.
One of the great things about Christmas is that you can eat sweets without feeling (too) guilty. It is time to cheer, to celebrate, to be happy, not exactly the time to count calories. And I love it, let me confess!
First of all, let me just tell you one thing: we do not celebrate Halloween. Ok, I should be more precise: we used not to celebrate Halloween in the past, we have been doing it only lately.
As you may know if you are a subscriber of my newsletter, I have been on holiday. My husband and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this year and we wanted to do something special.
Summer has been quite rough, over here. My mother-in-law fell seriously ill at the beginning of July. We have gone through some very hard times.
After some rainy and cold days in late Spring, it is finally time to go out and enjoy the sunshine. The moment has come for endless days at the beach, outdoor concerts, day trips to the mountains, bike rides, feet in the grass, and long nights spent chatting with friends.
I started thinking about this site and working on my products more than one year ago, and I haven’t stopped reading blog posts, articles and books about Italy ever since.
Way too seriously, to be honest. We think that our cuisine is the best in the world. When we come home from holidays abroad, we always complain about the way we ate there – no matter where we have been.
Son of Lidia Bastianich, the author of a number of best-selling cookbooks, he is a restaurateur, wine producer, FOX’s Masterchef former judge, runner, musician, book writer – you name it.
Every time I plan a new trip, I also do some research about traditional foods and great culinary experiences to be had in the country I’m visiting.