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Looking for a quick and easy dish for make for your man? Chances are you can’t go wrong with eggs, bacon, and cheese. This oh so simple recipe was one the first dishes my first Italian boyfriend made for me many moons ago. Fast forward a few years later and a Roman friend made the […]

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On the topic of Venice, I was there just a few days ago on occasion of the 70th Venice Film Festival. What comes to mind when I think of that particular trip is COOL! VERY COOL! The young director, Alesso Fava, (the hubby’s good friend) won an award from the Bienneale di Venezia and Gucci. […]

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The Restaurant

Venice! Definitely The City of Love. Yes I’m going to say it’s even more so than Paris (sorry French people…) This beautiful city with its maze of narrow streets, canals, and centuries of history somehow only fully makes sense when seen with your significant other. There were points not so far away from Rialto and […]

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  Just outside La Boqueria Market is the Escriba “pastry shop”. Pastry shop in quotes because it is a pastry shop and so much more. It’s really a little boutique where sweets, and arts, and history combine. As the beautiful art Nouveau sign on the store front demonstrates this pastry shop is the result of […]

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I’ve been to Barcelona on two occasions, and both trips couldn’t have been more different from the other. Perhaps the only real similarity between both trips was that I visited La Boqueria Market on both occasions. That’s it! My first trip to Barcelona was over New Year’s. That particular New Year was back in the […]

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Since crabs are in season there were quite a few lovely live specimens at the market. How could I resist? Unfortunately, the hubby wasn’t quite on board. Complaining about how these crabs didn’t have any meat in them… How they were just for flavoring things… What was I going to make with them? etc etc […]

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Bella Nashville - Pizzeria

The other fabulous thing about Nashville’s farmer’s market was all the ready made food stands.  Food purveyors ranged from a vintage styled cupcake stand to an incredibly appealing take-away Indian food restaurant. While surveying all the Market had to offer, I came across “Bella Nashville”, perhaps the BEST Naples style pizza I have ever had […]

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Nashville Tenessese - Farmer's Market

While I was looking forward to a trip to Paris, work had other plans for me. Instead I found myself in Nashville, Tennessee. I was not happy. Granted I had nothing against Nashville per say, it just wasn’t Paris, FRANCE! After much frowning and fretting, I did a bit of research and discovered that Nashville […]

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I have a philosophy that I don’t cook for a man unless we have been dating for quite a bit of time. First he has to win me over, taking the time, effort and money in choosing just the right restaurants. (Yes I did say money. I will not go on a second date with […]

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Sliced Cherry Pie

I really started cooking on my own once I had moved out of my parents house and out of the university dorms to study abroad in Spain and Italy. As anyone who has been away from home for any length of time knows, it doesn’t matter how much you like the place where you are […]

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