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“Greatest thing you could ever learn  Is just to love and be loved in return To be loved in return” And so began the magical concert by George Benson for the Villa Arcontati Music Festival. A beautiful serenade of love songs and melodic jazz pieces that brought me back to my childhood, and especially Sunday […]

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I found myself standing in front of this group of funny Icelandic hipsters called “Mum” a band consisting of 3 women and 4 men. Mi sono ritrovata davanti questo gruppo di buffi hipster Islandesi…..erano i Mùm: 3 ragazze e 4 ragazzi. Fortunately, I was pleasantly surprised to find their melodies original but also containing a […]

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Baked Stuffed Zucchini Flowers - Zucchini farciti con provolone

“What in the world is he wearing?” was the first thing I thought when Stefano Bollani walked out to the stage, wearing a ruffled white shirt and denim jeans. Ma come si e’ vestito? E’ stata la prima cosa che ho pensato quando Stefano Bollani e’ uscito sul palco, ha una camicia bianca stropicciata ed […]

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spedini di vitello - veal skewers with provolone

It was just your average concert, instead it was more like a theatrical showcase, an intriguing mix between music, literature, and fiction. In it Vinicio animates the stage with a crazy, happy, sad, depressing and magical world of animals and love. Or more precisely “The Carnival of the Animals and Other Animals of Love” Non […]

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I tell my hubby that I love him so much that I make him nutritious foods so he can live a long healthy life by my side. But these days defining healthy doesn’t seem as easy as it used to be. After all now we have Atkins, Dukan, Paleo, pescatarian, vegetarian, vegan, raw, and macrobiotic […]

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Sometimes the simplest of dishes are the hardest to master. Not because they are hard to make (because then they wouldn’t be simple) but because the simplicity of the dish makes it easy to taste simple mistakes. There are two dishes that absolutely define this oxymoron for me pasta with tomato sauce and spaghetti with […]

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I know I’ve told you just how much I love lamb… But I don’t think I’ve mentioned how much I love truffles. I’m not talking about chocolate truffles (even though those are nice too). I’m talking about the delicious earthy type that grows in only certain regions with very specific climatic conditions. Deep and rich […]

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Creamy lemon asparagus pasta with walnut - vegan

So what am I going to make myself for dinner? That’s the question I asked myself yesterday after making, photographing, eating, writing, and posting my recipe for this week’s Food52 contest “Pasta with Creamy Walnut Sauce“. I opened the fridge and by my standard’s it was pretty bare. A few long ‘fridge life’ items like […]

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Pasta with Creamy Walnut Sauce - 2

This recipe is the simplified version of the traditional Ligurian walnut sauce recipe. Even with the deviation, it’s Ligurian husband approved. This recipe also happens to be so quick and easy that you can get it done (start to finish) in 10 minutes! If you use fresh pasta… Needless to say, delicious, quick, and easy […]

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Last weekend, I spent some time with an incredibly strong and caring woman. The experience was so emotionally draining that I couldn’t wait to escape her presence. Sometimes we get so consumed with loving others that we forget to love ourselves. As noble as this behavior may seem, it’s detrimental to all parties involved. Stephanie […]

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